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ENG 111 (Maggio-Loudoun)

Research tips for your research paper! Direct comments and questions to Eliza Selander, eselander@nvcc.edu.

Articles

The best way to locate current academic articles is through the library databases. 

Some of the key databases for locating relevant sources on a broad range of topics are located below. 

You may also locate articles in subject-specific databases by going to Databases by Subject and looking under the relevant category(ies) for your research topic. 

Search Tips

Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic.  Put the word AND between each new term; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.

influence AND nonverbal communication

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

"nonverbal communication" AND influence

Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word.  Using pollut* as a search term will include results that refer to globe, global, globalized and globalization.

glob*