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IB English A: Literature: Home

Purpose of this Guide

Use this Subject LibGuide to help you access and use resources effectively to support your DP course. It is intended to support all inquiry-based tasks, such as Extended Essays and Internal Assessments. Use the tabs at the top of the page to find:

  • An overview of the whole Inquiry Process;
  • Guidance on Developing a line of inquiry, specifically:
    • Connecting with your topic;
    • Developing and maintaining lists of keywords;
    • Understanding the difference between your topic, your title and your research question (particularly for an EE);
    • Developing a research question.
  • Help with Finding and selecting resources, including:
    • how to decide where to start looking;
    • information about our Library catalogue and subscription databases;
    • effective search strategies; and
    • evaluating the quality of the resources you find.
  • Guidance on Working with ideas, both your own and other people's including:
    • how to take effective notes;
    • how to organise all the information you have found to develop your understanding of your topic;
  • Advice on Expressing your ideas clearly, appropriately and honestly, including:
    • how to write about other people's ideas - quoting and paraphrasing, citing and referencing;
    • guidance on academic writing;
    • guidance on the specific requirements for the formal presentation of an Extended Essay.
  • Suggestions about Reflecting effectively on the inquiry process.
  • Specific guidance relating to writing an Extended Essay in your subject.
  • Specific guidance relating to Internal Assessments in your subject, if your subject department has requested this.

Curriculum Librarian for Lower and Middle School

Curriculum Librarian for Upper School

Normal term-time Library opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 08:30-21:15
Sat: 08:00-16:00
Sun: 14:00-18:00


If you have any comments, corrections or additions for this guide, or if you are having trouble accessing any of the materials, please contact Mrs Toerien. Please include the URL of the LibGuide you are referring to in your email.