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ENG 112: College Composition II: Research Paper (AL/West Potomac-Pabich)

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  • Select the fewest words possible to type into the search box -- just the ones most important to your topic.
  • Type   AND   between each new word or idea.  For example: 
         baking AND chemistry
         bread AND chemistry
         flour AND dough AND gases
         Africa AND blues AND music
        Muslim AND concentration camps AND china
        Muslim AND re-education camps AND china
        Muslim AND internment camps AND china
        xinjiang internment camps

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Search Tips for the Library Catalog

  • The library catalog looks for the words you enter in just a few places (title, author, sometimes table of contents), so in most cases just typing in your general topic will work best (e.g., tattooing,   chicago AND jazzchicago AND jazz AND raceAfrica AND music AND blues).
  • Some of your topics might be too specific or new for using the library catalog to find books.  In those cases, search for more general topics.  For example, r/wallstreetbets is too recent/specific, but a search on stock markethedge funds, or Reddit could provide context or other background information.
  • Limit your results to ebooks.  After you do a search, look on the left for filters - use Availability > Full Text Online 

    Limit to Full Text Online and Books