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ENGL 103 Wellman: Find articles

In the research process: ARTICLES

1. Explore topic context & primary sources (the open web)
2. Learn the background (library catalog: books)
3. Discover scholarly conversations 
(library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)

Searching Library Databases

Facebook, Instagram, etc.           social media           privacy       policy         users
Searching in Academic Search Ultimate (link below)
1. Search:  social media  = 44,926

2. Add:  privacy = 1,447

3. Narrow further by adding:  policies = 243

4. Decide whether or not to LIMIT results to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

5. Let's review the an article's record and tools.

6. Limit to Full Text or not and use the Find It button.

7. Search your own topic. Show me your potentially useful article.

General Databases:

Differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals