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Top Databases for ENG 112
These databases are included in the Library Catalog "Everything" search, but by using the individual databases you will get more powerful search options and can also opt to search just within literature-related databases.
Has over 1800 journals that cover all aspects of education including multilingual education, health education, testing, curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and all levels of education from early childhood to higher education.
Good choice for researching SHORT STORIES. Collection of literary criticism, excerpted from books and journals, on poetry, short stories, drama and Shakespeare. If the article is not in a good format for reading, click on the "Download" icon to view it as a .pdf.(NVCC)
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: "color purple" AND spiritual
Sui Sin Far AND "in the land of the free"
Chitra Divakaruni AND stories