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ENG 102: Online English Comp II (Ford): Find Articles

Brainstorming, Gathering Information, and Starting Your Research


Use the MCC Search box below to gather information from a variety of different databases and types of sources all at once.

Search Discovery


In-Depth Articles and Additional Research

Database Searching

Go to the Database Searching Tips page to learn more about searching the MCC databases

Keyword Tips

  • Identify the key concepts of your research topic (ex. manufacturing, impact, economy). 
  • Begin with only 2-3 terms.
  • Avoid using full sentences.
  • Spend a few minutes brainstorming synonyms and related words for each of these concepts. If your first term doesn't work, try a synonym or broader term.
  • Use different combinations of these keywords to search the databases for relevant articles.
  • You may need to modify your keywords multiple times to find the most relevant articles.

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