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ENG 101 (DSP) -- Spring 2015: Finding Journals

DSP English 101 class

Searching the Databases

If you don't know which database to select, try one of the databases on the subject guides listed at the link below:

Digging Deeper--Finding Journals, Magazines & Newspapers

Check scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.  These databases will lead to articles in scholarly journals and are a good place to start:

Academic Search Premier  -- ASP indexes over 12,000 peer reviewed journals with fulltext for over 4,700 journals.

Off-campus users will be asked to enter their LionLink (network/Moodle) username and password to access the library’s databases. Call 610-921-7211 or email for assistance.

In addition to our subscription databases, Google Scholar has quality sources including full text journal articles in all disciplines.


Quick Tips

In order to find the best resources, follow these basic steps to develop a concise research strategy.

  1. Create research question -- Has the ethics of whistleblowing changed since the Enron scandal (2001)
  2. Select the concepts -- ethics, whistleblowing, Enron
  3. Pick the keywords for the concepts -- ethics, ethical, moral, morals, whistleblowers, whistleblowing, Enron
  4. Use Boolean operators to combine them (after adjusting for truncation)
    line 1 - ethic* or moral or morals (don't want the keyword morale)
    line 2 - whistleblow*
    line 3 - Enron (or consider searching for items written after 2001)