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Professor Kirby Salem High School Foundations of Writing/Early College Program

How to search databases and find credible sources

Let's Do This! Choose a Database Collection, Enter Your SSU Creds in the Proxy Server, Go to "Advanced Search," and Enter Key Words

Which Database to Use?

  • Academic Search Premier will cover most topics and provide reasonable coverage. It is a good starting place.
  • Opposing Viewpoints links to articles about hot topics.
  • From here, you might want to explore EBSCO. Scroll through its list of databases and select one or two that relate to your topic. 
  • Generally speaking, both Gale/Cengage and Proquest would be the next database umbrellas to consult.