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Taylor ENL 160 Reading Broadly

Library Research Guide Spring 2021

Practice Search #1: Academic Search Complete

  • Assemble a list of key words about your work and/or author
  • Execute a search in Academic Search Complete.

Practice Search #2: Search a Subject Database

  • Run the same search in a database that is more literature-focused:
  • Are there any differences between the nature of references in these subject databases and those from the more general Academic Search Complete?

Search Analysis

  • What are you initial impressions of your search results?
    • Are items relevant?
    • Are articles interesting?
  • Do you have tons of results?
    • Limit by full-text, type of publication, and dates to reduce the number of results.
  • Please contact Nancy Dennis, Library Liaison for assistance;
    • ndennis@salemstate.edu
    • 978-587-1312