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ENG 102 Zhao

a guide for the research paper

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Top 5 Article Databases

Research Tips

TIP #1 -- Keep a research notebook -- note what databases you've searched and what terms you've used. Sometimes you'll find the "perfect" key words in the 3rd database and you'll want to go back to the first 2 and search them over.

TIP #2 -- Look beyond the first 10. There may be good stuff a way down the list.

TIP #3 -- When you see something good, READ IT—look at the subject terms and abstract.

TIP #4 -- What if I can’t link to full text? See a librarian!  It may be in a different database, available in our paper subscriptions, or available from another library.  We can help you navigate those choices.

Journal Finder

Use Journal Finder to search a magazine or journal title to see if full text is available in any of the library databases.

Don't use Journal Finder to search for articles.  Use one of the database is the columns to the left.

Databases by Subjects

Anthropology and Cultures

Art and Architecture



Controversial Issues


Engineering and Technology

Health and Human Services







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