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Database Searching Tutorials
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
English: Use these databases to find articles for topics related to English.
Other Recommended Databases
Before You Search...
- Identify keywords in your topic.
- Choose the best database.
- Use 1-2 words per search box.
- Combine "keyword phrases" with AND.
- Use limiters as needed (dates, scholarly (peer reviewed).
- Evaluate your results by reading abstracts.
- Look at subject terms assigned to a good article to focus search.
- No full text? Use Journal Finder on Journals tab.
- The Cite button will help with footnotes.
Have you read . . . ?
. . .recommendations for reading by some of your favorite professors? Dr. Matt Byars' recommendation for a good read is "Sailing alone around the room," by Billy Collins.