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ENG1100: College Writing Fall 2020: Accessing Library Resources

Use this guide to locate resources for your exploratory essay assignment.

Locating Background Information

Locating News Articles

 

ProQuest Newsstream offers full-text news from over 1,280 sources, including domestic and foreign newspapers, wire services, magazines, trade publications, and blogs. Over 50 of the highest-circulation newspapers in the United States are included in the database, including such key titles as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Locating Articles

You can access databases from the Library homepage by clicking on Databases. Since there are more than 130 databases, we are highlighting two of our general databases Proquest Central and Academic Search Complete. These databases provide access to articles published in scholarly, academic journals and articles published in magazines and other types of periodicals. 

Additional Databases

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. 

Search Tip: Thesaurus or Subject

Sometimes keywords that worked well in one database won’t be as effective in another.  If you find that your results are a bit scattered, try using that database’s terminology:  the Thesaurus or Subject Terms link.  Many databases have a list of designated words that are used to summarize a topic, but they may not be obvious to you.