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ENGL 1200: Writing II (Unus)

Which search tool should I use?

A good researcher uses multiple tools because each is best suited for finding different types of information.

I want to find...
News Google or another web based search engine 
(after using all your free articles)
Your library gives you access through databases and through institutional subscriptions
Topic Summaries Reference databases and Wikipedia
Research Articles FalconSearch, library databases, and Google Scholar
Books and eBooks FalconSearch, filtered for books
Podcasts Google or another web based search engine 
User generated videos YouTube, TikTok, and other video social media sites
Documentary films Your library gives you access through our video database, Kanopy


Topics & Background Information

These are a few databases you can use to find background information on a topic before searching for scholarly research articles. Learning more about an issue helps you round out your eventual research and essays.


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