ENG 101Finding Sources Danielle Carlock email@example.com (480) 425-6765
TODAY’S OBJECTIVE By the end of today’s session you will be able to:
Find sources for your paper
WHERE TO SEARCH?
USING LIBRARY DATABASES A specialized search engine accessed through the library webpage Contains newspaper, magazine, and journal articles Most of this content not available openly through a web search (i.e. googling)
SUGGESTED DATABASES Academic Search Premier Academic One File Opposing Viewpoints CQ Researcher
PLAY TIME! Spend ten minutes “playing” with the database Do a search on your topic See what comes up, see how the database works Jot down any questions you have; after the ten minutes we will discuss
DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #1 Take time to construct a search strategy.
Search Strategies (cont’d) The words you type into the database should be “essential concepts” related to your topic: Usually verbs or nouns They describe your topic Example Topic : Is global warming causing extreme weather across the globe? What are the ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS in this topic??????
DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #2 Talk to the database the way it’s used to