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ENG 112: College Composition II: Careers & Problem/Solution Research (AL-Tan)

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Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic. 
In the search box, put the word AND between each of those terms; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.

marine AND pollution AND plastic

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

"clean energy" AND economy
"clean energy" AND economy AND virginia


Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word
For example, using manag* as a search term will include results that refer to manage, manages, managed, management, manager, and managing.

manag* AND fisheries

In your list of results, use FILTERS:

  • Full Text - to ensure all results will have the complete text of the article
  • Source Type - to focus on viewing results from a specific type of source, such as newspapers or scholarly journals
  • Publication Date