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ENGL 1101/1102: Finding Sources

General Scholarly Databases

Special Subject Databases

Introducing Citations into Text

How to Think About Research


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Sheila Devaney
Research & Instruction Department
Main Library
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Tips for Searching Databases about any Topic

1. Searching that exact concept

Ex: "#metoo" OR "me too movement"

The newer the concept, the fewer sources there are likely to be!

2. Generalizations of that concept

Ex: consent

Ex: sexual assault

3.  Generalizations AND region/time

Ex. consent AND twentieth-century

Ex. women's rights activism AND Georgia

Ex. social media activism AND gender 

4. Topic and style of analysis

Ex. consent AND feminism

Ex. consent AND interview study