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ENGWR 300 (online) - Professor Pries (Spring 2020): Gale eBooks Database

Why Should I Use This Database?

Here are a few reasons why the Gale eBooks database is a good place to start your research:

  • You can use Gale eBooks to gather background information on your topic, so if it's a topic that is new to you or unfamiliar to you, you can learn some general information about it before you begin doing more specific or focused research on your topic.

How to Use the Gale eBooks Database - Video

How to Use Gale eBooks to Find and Email Articles

Step 1. Type in essential keywords (e.g. stereotype threat).

Search terms "sterotype threat" typed into the search bar

 

Step 2. Scan the results.

 

Step 3. Click on a relevant article title (see titles highlighted in yellow). 
TIP:  Make sure to consider where the article is coming from to get a sense of the author(s)' point of view or lens.

Two entries on "sterotype threat" from two different encyclopedias.  "Stereotype threat" is highlighted.

 

Step 4. Send relevant articles to yourself via GoogleDrive, OneDrive, or Email.

Google Drive, OneDrive, and Email are listed as options to send the article to yourself.

Access the Gale eBooks Database

TIP: Begin your search with 1-3 essential keywords.  


TOPIC: Fast food has negative impact on children's health and their quality of life. 

  • Good keywords: fast food child*
  • Not so good keywords: children's quality of life  

The asterisk * will expand your results: child* = child, children