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ENG 112: Dual Enrollment: College Composition II (Stephens-LO)

This guide has been created by librarians to help you find books, articles, videos, and other types of resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to jcombs@nvcc.edu

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For individual research help, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Need Help Searching?

Magazine, journal, and newspaper focus on a specific aspect of a topic. Therefore, what you type into the search box needs to be specific.

Check out the Effective Searching tab to get tips on how to make your searches more powerful!

Periodical Types

Articles are published in periodicals, which is any type of publication published at a regular interval (weekly, monthly, quarterly). Periodical types include magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and scholarly journals which:

  • Provide detailed information about a specific aspect of a topic.
  • Report on events, issues, or scholarly research.
  • Are good sources for current or recent information.

Magazines, journals and newspapers typically do NOT provide a summary or overview of a topic.

More information on finding scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.

Databases

The best way to locate articles is through the library databases.  Go to the NOVA Libraries homepage and select the Articles tab. Look under 'Recommended Databases for Most Topics' to find databases that are often a great place to start your research. Within the tabs below, note there are suggested subject databases to use to research your team's overarching question. Log in with your MyNOVA username and password when prompted.

Subject Databases

Click here to access additional sociology databases.

Click here to access additional computer science databases.

Click here to access additional information technology databases.

Click here to access additional political science databases.

Click here to access additional education databases.

Click here to access additional education databases.

Click here to access additional sociology databases.

Click here to access additional psychology databases.

Click here to access additional business and marketing databases.

Why can't I just use Google?

This video by Yavapai College Library in Prescott, Arizona demonstrates the different types of information found in Google versus library databases.

Click the  icon located in the bottom right corner to watch the video in fullscreen mode.