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ESL 51: Composition III - Documented Argument Essay (Alexandria)

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  • Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic. Put the word AND between each new term.

immigrants AND entrepreneur

  • Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.

immigrants AND "american dream"

  • Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word. Using contribut* as a search term will include results that refer to contribute, contributing, contribution, and contributions.

immigrants AND contribut*

Why Use a Magazine, Journal or Newspaper Article?

Magazines, journals and newspapers:

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

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