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Taylor: ENL109 & ENL110 Foundations of Library Research

Guide for Professor Ann Taylor's Classes Spring 2022

Examine Citations to Decide Which Articles to Read

  • This is a citation from a search in Academic Search Premier for "exposition." Notice how I did a Boolean AND search with exposition and writing. 
  • The citation of the article is encircled, along with subject headings. These show how the article is listed in the database. If you like this article, click on one of these headings to find more like it. 
  • The arrow on the left calls attention to the PDF link for the complete article.

Same Citation, Close Up of Tools on Right Side

  • To the right of each citation in Academic Search Premier (and all other EBSCO databases) are tools for printing, saving, emailing, and citing references:

Revise Search Option

  • If you have changed search terms, you might have to limit results again for full text, a date range, and scholarly articles. 
    • Under "Revise Search"  in the left side of the results screen are limits for doing so.

Key Elements of Refine Search Page

  • Two essential elements to click are: 
    • Scholarly 
      • Will limit your search to higher level academic journals
    • Full text
      • Will limit your search to those available in full text on the library's systems