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ENG 141: Modern World Literature (Kradinova): Literature & History Databases

Literature Databases

History Databases

Searching on the databases

When you're searching in a database, be sure to use KEYWORDS. These are terms related to the main points of your topic. Below is an example for opioid treatment. 

Before you begin looking at the results, be sure to limit the search. Make sure you checked FULL TEXT and the years are related to your research. Also, you're able to choose the types of sources as well. So if you need newspaper articles, you could limit to just newspapers. Remember if you need scholarly articles, check peer reviewed. Scholarly = academic = peer reviewed. 

You found an article you like, now what? Be sure you read the ABSTRACT or the summary of the article first. Ask yourself two questions: will this article help you with your research and do you understand it? It'll save you time reading an article that won't help you. If the article helps, then you could save it by download the PDF full text, save it to your Google Drive, or email it to yourself. 

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