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ENC 1101 - Professor Bennett

Library Resources (Databases)

This searches for books, ebooks, journal articles, streaming media, and more.

  • Choose a topic that you are interested in (if possible).  It will make the task of writing the paper a lot easier.


  • Brainstorm for keywords.  Google can be a great place to discover keywords.


  • Use those keywords in the [Article Quick Search] and see what kind of results you get.
    • If you are not happy with the results try the synonyms of your keywords

OR   try another database  


 Academic Search Complete

  • Use the [Advanced Search] option.  (more search boxes)
  • Put different concepts on each line. 
  • If you do not like your results try a new search OR use limiters to narrow or reorder results. 
    • use different keywords, different boolean operator, difference sort order
    • use google to find other keywords to describe your concept (difference in pay between men and women)
  • Put a checkmark in in the box [ ] Apply related words (to search for synonyms)