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- Academic Search Complete
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- JSTOR – Full text scholarly journal articles. Most JSTOR articles are at least 3-5 years old.
Database Search Tips
“And”, “Or”, “Not” (Boolean Operators): Use the words to narrow or expand your search results. For Example:
- “Nation Building” AND “Afghanistan” will return results that contain BOTH of the terms.
- “Adolescent” OR “Juvenile” OR “Teen” will return results that contain at least one of the terms. Useful for words with similar meanings.
- “Euthanasia” NOT “Animals” will return results that do not cover putting your pet to sleep.
Brainstorm words or concepts that are similar in meaning and use those as search terms. If you find a good resource, look at the “Subject Headings” or “Descriptors” listed and use those as additional search terms.
Bibliographies/References/Works Cited pages are great ways to find additional resources. You can search the library’s Catalogs and/or Databases.
Annotated Bibliography Info
- The OWL Annotated Bibliography page
- Cornell University Libraries Annotated Bibliography page
- Skidmore College Annotated Bibliography page
Citing Your Sources
- The OWL Purdue’s Online Writing Lab: MLA
- Free Citation Generator: BibMe
- Free Citation Generator: Son of Citation Machine
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