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ENG 1020: English Composition (Providence Campus-Harborside): Researching Your Topic

This guide has been designed for Harborside students taking English 1020: English Composition.

What's on this Page?

This page helps you find:

Newspaper, magazine, and scholarly articles in the databases.

Books, eBooks, and DVDs available through JWU Libraries and other RI university libraries.

Featured eBook

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How to Use a Database

Learn some quick tips for searching databases from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

Help! How to Search for Articles in Ebsco Databases

More Help with Searching for Articles in the Ebsco Databases

Find Newspaper Articles


Search this full-text database for newspaper articles and broadcast transcripts from tv and radio.
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News Items, Scholarly Articles, or Books?

Which types of sources will be most helpful for your research topic?

This video from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlain explains how information is circulated.

Also take a look at a comparison of different types of magazines and journals here.

Stats on the Web

Pop Culture on the Web

News from Independent Media on the Web

What are Databases and What Can They Do For Me?

Check out this video from North Carolina State University.