Professional Writing- This course extends composition principles to writing in a career context. Through a process-oriented approach, students learn to create effective reports and correspondence.


Greetings!  Your Course Shell provides you with several examples of possible assignments.  This LibGuide will address some of those while introducing resources to assist you with your research. These will fall in four broad categories.

Background Sources
These are resources to help you develop a basic understanding of a topic and perhaps help you locate resources for your Project.  These are typically online encyclopedias and dictionaries which are a useful starting point and helpful for background information.  These resources typically should not appear in your final draft.

Library Databases
There are online reference and periodical resources to which DeVry University subscribes.  You may be familiar with some of these while others may be new to you.

All of the Library's books are eBooks accessible online

Open Access
There are a growing number of online journals which are usually free to the reader.  They are self-archiving and sometimes free of  copyright and licensing restrictions (you still must cite them if you use them).  Their costs are supported by publication fees paid by authors or are externally subsidized.  The quality of open access publications varies considerably.  Some are quite reputable while others are fronts for special interest groups. 

Terms to Search

alternative energy, alternative fuel, biodiesel fuel, biomass energy, CO2, carbon dioxide, clean technology, electric utilities, electricity, emission control, emissions, energy conservation, energy conversion, energy consumption, energy development, energy efficiency, energy industries, energy policy, energy resources, environmental impact, global warming, green buildings, green energy, natural resources, photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic power systems, power plants, power resources, renewable energy, renewable energy industry, renewable energy sources, renewable natural resources, renewable resources, solar energy, solar radiation, sustainable development, sustainable engineering, sustainability, turbines, water power, wind power, wind turbines

Course Prerequisites

ENGL108 or ENGL112

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