ENG 215 O’Hara Fall 2017

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Searching for Articles

These resources will require log in with your Miami ID and password when accessed off campus

Academic Search Complete

Begin by clicking the blue “Choose Databases” link and checking the box next to the additional databases that you would like to search. This selection will be different for each of you, and will depend on the topic you have chosen. Some of the databases that might be useful for this assignment include:

  • Business Source Complete
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Computer Source
  • Education Full Text and Education Research Complete
  • Health Source Complete

screenshot showing the location of the "Choose Databases" option

Narrowing the Results List

If you have a very large results list after your initial search, use the menu bar on the left side of the results screen to limit, or narrow, your results. You can limit:

  • By the date of publication to get articles that were published recently
  • To “peer reviewed” articles to see original research written by experts in the field
  • By language to see only articles in English

Getting Full Text & Citing Articles

Click on blue article titles to see additional information including an abstract. Full text links are located in the top right corner. When no full text link is present, try the yellow "Find It!" button button to search for the full text in other databases. Use the tool bar on the right to print, save, email, and cite your articles in APA format. The screenshot below shows all of these areas and buttons.

Screen shot of article detail screen showing where to find the link to full text OR the Find It button, where to see an abstract of the article, and the location of the toolbar that has buttons for saving, printing, and citing your article.

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Miami University Library catalog

Search By: Keyword, Author, Title or Subject
Limit By: General Topic and Where The Item is Located
Look For: Call Number, Location, and Availability
Request Item for delivery from other MU Libraries
Continue Searching in OhioLINK for unavailable titles
Choose your Pick-Up Location: For Miami AND OhioLINK books, pick the MU campus closest to you.

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Q & A on APA

Q. How do I format my paper according to APA style?  What spacing and font should I use?  What should my title page look like?
A. General APA Formatting Info

Q. How do I cite information in the body of my paper?  What should a quote or paraphrase look like in my paper?
A. In-Text Citation Basics

Q. What should my Reference list at the end of the paper look like?  What should the header for this page look like?  In what order should my references be listed?
A. Reference List Basics

Q. How do I cite a book, article, website, etc. on my References page?
A. Books  |  Articles  |  Websites and Other Electronic Resources


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