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Horowitz: ENL110: Finding Journal Articles

Analyzing Your Research Need

  • What do you know from your assignment?
    • What do you have to find?
    • What do you have to do with the information?
    • What are key words that describe your topic?
      • Name any synonyms for these key words
      • Name any proper nouns (organizations, etc.) associated with these key words
  • This guide assumes that you will be looking for articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. 

Spotlight: Search Strategy Example

Downloadable Search Strategy PDF Worksheet for Students