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

This guide will assist students in navigating resources that will assist with their annotated bibliography and research paper.

Magazine, Journal and Newspaper Articles

Search Tips

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.

schools AND guns

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

schools AND "gun control"
schools AND "automatic weapons" AND saftey
schools AND "open carry" AND guns
schools AND "right to bear arms" AND "gun control"

How to Find In-Depth Series in Proquest

In Proquest, select "Advanced Search".

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.

Proquest advanced search page

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.