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ETH 101: Ethics and Society (Bennett): Term Paper

Database Searching Basics

Enter single keywords or short phrases into the database search windows.

EBSCO search screen with search terms "indigenous people" and "rights entered in the search boxes

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Refine your results list to find exactly what you are looking for. Select Full Text to limit your list to full articles. 

screenshot of search limiters, with full text and scholarly journals selected

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As you research, make sure you keep track of the source information for each article. You'll need this for your citations!

detailed record page of article with title, source info, and database info highlighted

 

What type of source do I need?

If You Need... Try Using...
Expert research based evidence Scholarly articles and books
Informed public or individual opinion on an issue newspapers, magazines, website
Basic facts about an event Newspapers, books, encyclopedia entries
Eyewitness accounts Newspapers, primary source books, web based collections of primary sources
General overview of a topic books or encyclopedias
Info about a very recent topic websites, newspapers, magazines, social media
Local information newspapers, websites, books

 

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