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ENG 022 - Shaw: Finding Articles

Library research guide for English 022

Finding Articles

Rohrbach Library's Articles & Databases page leads to a vast online library of credible, well-organized information: these are the library's largest and most up-to-date collections by far.

"Scholarly Articles": Sometimes professors will require you to use only "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" sources in your assignments. Click Here for a chart that explains what this means. (Hint: If you can buy it at Weis or CVS, it is NOT a scholarly source.)

These broad multidisciplinary collections all contain information on a wide variety of subject areas:

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) Our largest single database has articles from popular magazines and peer-reviewed academic journals, along with speeches, entire books, and more.

Research Library (ProQuest) This excellent source for scholarly articles offers a Topics tab that can serve to quickly focus a too-broad research subject.

Newsbank Search newspapers from all over the world, also includes transcripts from popular news shows.

Boolean Searching

Want better search results? When you use Boolean searching as an alternative to straight keyword searching, you use the words AND, OR, and NOT to limit and broaden your search. You can use parentheses to help organize your terms as well.

Try the following site for some nice visual explanations of Boolean searching: