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English Composition: Waiting for an Angel by Helon Habila (21:355:102): Find Articles

This course guide was specifically created for Instructor Essence Ward's Spring 2012 section 7 ENG 102 class.


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Rutgers Libraries Toolbar

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  • provides a drop-down menu to library resources
  • embeds library links on popular Websites such as
  • offers special functionality when you highlight terms on a Website and right-click over them with your mouse
  • allows linking from ISBNs, ISSNs, PubMed IDs, and DOIs to Rutgers-restricted online resources
  • is easy to install and easy to use

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Introduction to Online Resources

To search for articles on your topic, start with one of the Rutgers University Libraries subscription databases.  Depending on your topic, there may be a number of helpful online resources.  This guide identifies a few suggested ones (out of the hundreds of possible online resources available) from which you might be able to find relevant articles.  Please see the sub-page of this section for more information about how to locate the full-text of articles.

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database with full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Search Tips:


1)  Depending on your topic, you may find searching by the following "SU Subject Term" to be very helpful:

·  feminist literary criticism (SU Subject Terms)


2)  Consider combining different terms using the Advanced Search option, such as:

·  psychology (SU Subject Terms) AND political persecution (SU Subject Terms)

·  Nigeria (SU Subject Terms) AND "freedom of the press" (SU Subject Terms)

·  psychology (SU Subject Terms) AND poverty (SU Subject Terms)

·  Nigeria (SU Subject Terms) AND ["substance abuse" or "drug abuse" or alcoholism] (SU Subject Terms)

Social Science databases

If your topic is related to the social sciences, such as psychology, sociology, or political sciences, consider looking for information within these databases:

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