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ENG 111: College Composition I - Research on Health & Health Care (Brown - Alexandria)

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Search Tips

In the Library Catalog (above), select the EVERYTHING button to get results from books, magazines, newspapers, and journals.

Magazine, newspaper, and journal articles focus on a specific aspect of a topic, so what you type into the search box should also be specific.

Use your initial topic idea, research question, or topic sentences as a starting point to identify keywords and concepts:

Do the health benefits of high school football outweigh the risks?

Type AND between each concept

health AND benefits AND high school AND football

health AND risks AND high school AND football

Use "quotation marks" around phrases

health AND benefits AND "high school" AND football

health AND risks AND "high school" AND football

Use related terms and synonyms

physical fitness AND "high school" AND football

self-esteem AND "high school" AND football

injuries AND "high school" AND football

In your list of results, use FILTERS/LIMITERS:

  • Full Text - click the full text box so that all your results will have the entire article available for you to read
  • Source Type 
  • Publication Date


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