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English 355: Professor Schamp

Narrow or Broaden Your Search

Use AND between terms to narrow your search

example: television and violence and children

Use OR and/or truncate (*, ?) words to broaden your search

example: children or youth or adolescents
example: child* (will find child, children, etc.)
example: wom?n (will find woman or women)

Note: check online help for the correct truncation symbol

Some databases (JSTOR and Project Muse) require you to use quotes (") to specify a phrase to search for.

Finding Articles

You can use these databases or any others listed on the database pages; this list is only a suggestion of places to start your research. You can also find these databases on the English databases by subject page.

If the full-text is not available for the article you want to see, click the Find Text button or the "Find Text" link to see if the full-text is available in another database.

Helpful Links

Contact information

If you have questions as you do your research, go to Ask-A- Librarian (http://library.csun.edu/Research_Assistance/askus.html), or contact me directly at danielle.skaggs@csun.edu or 818-677-6808.

You can also contact the subject librarian for English, Kimberly Embleton at kimberly.embleton@csun.edu or 818-677-5336

 

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