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Prof. Romanello - English 101 - Heroes: Articles - Library Databases

Articles in Library Databases

Database Search Tips

Limit your results to full-text so the database only provides you with the full text and not just the citation.

Before reading the whole text of the article browse the abstract.  The abstract is a short summary of the article and will help you decided if the article addresses your topic.   Some databases also supply subject terms.  These can be useful  keywords to search.  

Email yourself a copy of the article (there should be an email button near the article) to ensure you have a copy of the article.  Any email address will work (it doesn't have to be your WCC email).  Emailing the article will also include a citation of the article you can use in your works cited page

Keep in mind the type of source you are look at.  Databases commonly provide access to newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals.

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