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ENGL 103 Research Guide: 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
1. Search:  social media  = 44,926

2. Add:  privacy = 1,447

3. Narrow further by adding:  policies = 341

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. Search your own topic. Find a potentially useful article, and add the citation to RefWorks.

General Databases:

Differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals