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ENGWR 300/94 - Professor Bell (Spring 2020): Finding Books and Articles

Off-Campus Access

To login from off-campus, you will need your eServices username (w+student ID) and password. 


OneSearch Los Rios Libraries

Find books, articles, ebooks and more

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!

Examples Research Question: How can I find out more about first generation Latinx college students?  

Examples searches: 

  • first generation college student
  • first generation college student latin*
  • "first generation" college student latin*


Additional Databases

The below database is a great place to either begin your research or browse topics. 

For this database, use simple 1-3 keywords in your search. 

Search Tips and Examples

Search Tips:

  • 2-5 keywords often works well
  • Take advantage of the filters inside of OneSearch
  • Try different keywords - think synonyms!
    • Example: dog, puppy, hound, etc.  


Search Tools:

Asterisk: Use this to shorten a word and search for all possible endings of a root word, ie the search below is searching for Poverty and child/children/childhood/etc. This tool will give you more results

Example: Poverty child*  


Parentheses: Use these around keywords separated by the word or to expand your search. In the example below, we are searching for (Poverty and ethnic*) as well as (Poverty and race) in one easy search. 

Example: Poverty (ethnic* or race)

General Web Resources

Google Scholar Search