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ENG 112: College Composition II - Poverty (Grant, AL)

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Magazine, Journal and Newspaper Articles

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Select the most important 2-4 words related to your topic.  Put the word AND between each new word or idea; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.

poverty AND food

Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words right next to each other.

poverty AND "food programs"
poverty AND "united states" AND programs
poverty AND "united states" AND welfare
poverty AND "united states" AND supplemental nutrition assistance program

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1) Type your topic in the first box.
2) Type   series   in the second box; change the dropdown menu to Subject heading (all) -- SU.
3) Type  wc(>2000)   in the third box if you want to specify the number of words in the article.

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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.

  • Are good sources for current or recent information.

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