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ENGL 102: English 102 - Finding Print and Online Resources

Bearcat Search: Discover Quality Research Resources

 

      

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WDYK (What Do You Know)

Picking a Topic

What does "peer reviewed" article mean?

NCSU Libraries, 2014

How to read a scholarly (peer reviewed) article

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Suggested research databases

Can't find the full text of an article? You can request it through ILL for free.

Current News Access

Citation Help

Need help with citations? It's always best to go to the source. Check out our Citation Resources page.

If you need one-on-one assistance, contact the Lander University Writing Center for an appointment.

AND/OR/NOT for keyword searching

Use AND between keywords to narrow your search.

Example: pirates AND sea

Use OR between keywords to expand your search.

Example: (pirates OR piracy) AND (sea OR maritime)

Use NOT between keywords to exclude irrelevant results from your search.

Example: (pirates OR piracy) NOT copyright

Synthesis Matrix

Using a synthesis matrix is a great way to organize your research as you synthesize sources for your literature review. Download an Excel spreadsheet template below.

Keanu Reeves from The Matrix