For individual research help, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.
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||
AND "high school" AND football
AND "high school" AND footballAND "high school" AND football
In your list of results, use FILTERS/LIMITERS:
These databases are also available on the library website: nvcc.edu/library