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ENG 111 & 112 Course Playbook

This playbook contains resources and information for ENG 112 students and faculty.

Search Databases Efficiently

Search research databases to get high quality sources

  • Use the databases available at the library (they're free to you)
  • Search using the keywords you generated
  • Connect concepts by using  AND, OR, and NOT
  • Start with a general database, such as EBSCO
  • After using a general database, identify discipline specific databases (psychology, sociology, nursing, engineering, etc.), to make your searches more efficient and targeted

Activity:  Select the best database for your topic

Choice of Best Database for Topic:
Your research is in the area of ... Best database for this area:
Engineering [a] Family Studies Abstracts
[b] American Poetry
[c] Education Research Complete
[d] AccessEngineering
Healthcare [a]Literature Resource Center
[b]Nursing Reference Center
[c]Newspaper Source Plus
[d]Teacher Reference Center

[a]Health Source
[b]Hospitality & Tourism Complete
[c]Literature Criticism Online
[d]Opposing Viewpoints in Context