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ENGWR 300 - Professor Blackthorne (Spring 2020): Find Books & Articles

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OneSearch is really what it's name implies, one place to search for many different kinds of sources, including; books, eBooks, academic articles, news articles, videos, and more!

Example Topic: Automobile accidents

Example Searches:

  1. automobile accidents
  2. automobile accidents united states
  3. (automobile OR vehicle OR car OR traffic OR road) accidents united states

Remember to take advantage of the limiters on the left of your search results to ensure you are getting current resources that you can access!

 

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Difference between Newspapers, Magazines and Journals

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Scholarly Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed icon in OneSearch)

  • are written by subject experts in the field
  • report the results of a recent study or provide in-depth academic analysis of a topic
  • are written for experts and scholars in the field
  • tend to be long and in-depth (usually 10 - 30 pages)
  • include references or footnotes
  • articles are reviewed by peers before they are published

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Magazine Articles

  • are written by journalists
  • contain current events and general interest articles
  • are brief (usually 3-5 pages)
  • are written for the general public
  • generally do not contain any references or footnotes
  • articles are reviewed by magazine employees before they are published

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Newspaper Articles

  • are written by journalists
  • contain current events
  • are brief (usually a few paragraphs and up to a page)
  • are written for the general public
  • do not contain any references or footnotes
  • articles are usually reviewed by newspaper editors (many online newspapers are not!)

Refining your results & Search Tricks in OneSearch

Use the search tips below to improve your results:

  1. Parentheses: Use with the word OR to combine ideas and expand your search. 
    EXAMPLE:  (automobile OR vehicle OR car OR traffic OR road)
  2. Show only scholarly journals
  3. Look for Peer Reviewed in OneSearch

Scholarly journal articles can be very challenging, especially if you're new to them. These sources give some ideas on how to tackle a scholarly journal article.

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