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ENGL 1301 & 1302

Academic Writing and Research

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Databases & Scholarly Articles

Library Databases may contain:

  • scholarly articles
  • newspapers or magazines
  • images or historical documents
  • full-text books

Evaluate Resources

When evaluating resources, focus on currency, revevance, authority, accuracy, and perspective

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Search Strategies

Boolean Operators are words and symbols that group keywords in specific ways.

  • Use AND to combine several keywords or phrases. Example: “opening credits”  AND typography


  • Use OR to search for information about one term, and also articles about another term. Example: film OR cinema


  • Use NOT to exclude a particular term, word, or subject out of the results. 


  • Group keywords together with quotation marks to search as an exact phrase. Example: “alfred hitchcock”
  • Use the asterisk * if you want to search multiple iterations of a keyword. Example: sequenc* = sequence, sequences, sequencing
  • Use parenthesis to direct the database to perform specific operations first. 

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Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book or article that we don't have, you can get it via Interlibrary Loan Details (ILL).

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