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BRI 1090 College Reading : Locating Articles

discover various library resources using this guide


Search Tip: Keywords

It is usually a good idea to start out broadly, so using just one or two of your topic terms is a good way to begin. Once you have a set of results, you can begin narrowing down your results by entering one or more terms. Searching in a specific field such as "Subject" or "Title" will narrow or focus your results. 

Background/Biographical Information

Need background information? Try one of our reference databases instead of using Wikipedia.

Credo Reference

World Book Online 

Decades in America

Points of View Reference Center

Library Databases

Locating articles is easy when you use one of Cheng Library's general databases. Be sure to think about your topic and generate some keywords before searching. 

ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary database indexing over 14,000 publications, the majority of them available in full text. Includes a number of trade and scholarly publications. 
Academic Search Complete includes more than 8500 periodicals (newspapers, magazines and journals) in all subject areas. Most articles are available full-text online.

Use Library Resources!


Good Sources Lead to Good Papers