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Prof. Courage: ENG102 - Essay #2: Finding Articles

This guide is for students in ENG102 with Prof. Courage who are working on Essay #2.

Recommended Databases

Use the tips under the Search Strategy tab to develop a list of keywords to search. Do not type in whole sentences.

If you are off campus, you will need to log-in using your MyWCC username and password.

Database Search Help

WCC Library subscribes to a wide range of databases. You must be a current student, staff, or faculty member to use these databases. (See the Work Off-Campus tab above.)  You may view a complete listing of the library's databases or click on the links on the left to search databases that are recommended for your Term Project. 

Remember to apply the Search Strategies outlined under the Search Strategy tab. Do not type in whole sentences.

Enter your keywords in the search boxes. Before running your search, set your limiters using the limiter boxes below (use the dropdowns under this tab to see how to set your search parameters, view your results and save and send just the abstract or the entire article.)

Each of these sources has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Newspapers: For current, localized news. (e.g. Story about a specific football player who has suffered concussions.)
Magazines: Also for current topics, written for general readers. (e.g. Stories about concussions among NFL or college football players.)
Academic Journals: Longer research reports by specialists, written for other specialists. Can be quite technical. (e.g. Research about long term effects of multiple concussions on athletes.)

Recommended Databases : Literary Criticism

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