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English Composition & Literature: Articles

Library Resources for assignments in Lanier Tech's English Composition and Literature courses

Database Search Tips

Finding good information resources can be frustrating!

Make it a more satisfying experience by using these strategies:

  • Use specific search terms - A search for global warming will get thousands of results, but global warming and agricultural impact will result in fewer and more relevant results.

  • Try using the "Advanced Search" screen - You'll find it easier to add more terms to your search and specify where they should appear - for example, in an article title or subject heading.

  • Try an exact phrase - Searching for stem cell research will retrieve results with these three words, but to ensure that they appear as a phrase (together and in the same order), try putting them in quotation marks: "stem cell research".

  • Use "search options" or "limits" - limit your search to full text articles, academic/scholarly articles (what's this?) or to a specific date range. Limit features can often be found in a side menu or on the database's Advanced Search screen.

If you get stuck, contact your campus librarian!

Scholarly, Popular & Trade Journals

Your instructor may require articles from scholarly journals (also called academic or peer-reviewed journals) instead of popular magazines.

There's also something called a trade journal.

What's the difference? Here's a quick overview courtesy of Ithaca College Library.

Online Resources for Articles

Try some of the databases listed below when researching topics for your English writing essays or presentations.

For more database options:   Browse GALILEO by Subject or by Type ... OR consult a librarian

Need some tips for finding "pro/con" articles?


INSTRUCTIONS FOR OFF CAMPUS ACCESS TO GALILEO

Try some of the databases listed below when researching topics for your English writing essays or presentations.

For more database options:   Browse GALILEO by Subject or by Type ... OR consult a librarian

Need some tips for finding "pro/con" articles?


CURRENT GALILEO PASSWORD REQUIRED FOR OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS

Try some of the databases listed below when researching topics for your English writing essays or presentations.

For more database options:   Browse GALILEO by Subject or by Type ... OR consult a librarian

Need some tips for finding "pro/con" articles?


CURRENT GALILEO PASSWORD REQUIRED FOR OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS

Tips for Finding Pro/Con Articles

Using an article database’s Advanced Search screen, scroll down to see if there's a  DOCUMENT TYPE search option. Select "Opinion," “Editorial,” etc. (hold down the CTRL key to pick more than one type):

 

Including the word attitudes as a search term may also help:

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