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ENGWR 300+ - Professor Blackthorne (Summer 2019): Find Books & Articles

500-word research paper

OneSearch

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. auto* accidents (auto* retrieves auto, automobile)
  2. "automobile accidents" "united states" (parentheses keep phrases together)
  3. (automobile OR vehicle OR car OR traffic) accidents "united states"           

 (OR between words or phrases retrieves all synonyms with your search)

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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Using Limiters & Search Tricks in OneSearch

Use the search tips below to improve your results:

Limit to Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals

 

In OneSearch

"Academic Journal" = "Scholarly Journal"

Academic Journal icon in OneSearch

Scholarly journal articles can be very challenging, especially if you're new to them. Go to the Scholarly Journals Tab for more information.

Difference between Newspapers, Magazines and Journals

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!)

Periodical

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

Journal Articles

  • 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