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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

For more information, click on the link below:

(a) Searching for articles

searching for articles

(a) How do I request an article?

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:

Physical Sciences Librarian

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