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CIS 211 Research Paper: Home


Use the resources on this page to research your chosen Linux concept. 

If you are not on an Edison State campus, you must login with your Edison credentials to access library resources. This will require you to input your name and Library barcode number (1973 + student ID #). If you need help, contact the Library by phone (937-778-7950) or email

Google Search

Searching for the application or concept's website is a great way to start your research. If there is a website, it will often provide the first-hand information that you need. Look for an "About Us" page or similar content. 

Make sure that it is not a webpage designed by an unreliable source.

Google Web Search

Academic Search Complete

Use Academic Search Complete, Computers & Applied Sciences Complete, and Computer Source to further research your topic. All of these can be searched via Academic Search. Instructions for how to do so are below.

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Safari Books

Use Safari Books to find more specific information about your chosen Linux concept. Safari Books has mostly application/software guide books. However, these are more practical than informational. 

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