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ENG 111: Dual Enrollment: College Composition I (Heritage HS-LO)

This guide has been created by librarians at NOVA to help you find books, articles, videos, and other types of resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to jcombs@nvcc.edu

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For individual research help, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Databases

The best way to locate articles is through the library databases.  Go to the NOVA Libraries homepage and select the Articles tab. Look under the 'Recommended Databases ' listing to find relevant databases. You can also search directly in the databases listed below. Log in with your MyNOVA username and password when prompted.

Periodical Types

Articles are published in periodicals, which is any type of publication published at a regular interval (weekly, monthly, quarterly). Periodical types include magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and scholarly journals which:

  • Provide detailed information about a specific aspect of a topic.
  • Report on events, issues, or scholarly research.
  • Are good sources for current or recent information.

Magazines, journals and newspapers typically do NOT provide a summary or overview of a topic.

More information on finding scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.

Why can't I just use Google?

This video by Yavapai College Library in Prescott, Arizona demonstrates the different types of information found in Google versus library databases.

Click the  icon located in the bottom right corner to watch the video in fullscreen mode.