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English Composition: V for Vendetta (21:355:102): Find Articles

This course guide was created specifically for Instructor Mary Kate Costa-Matthew's Spring 2019 ENG 102 class.

What Research Databases Share in Common

What Research Databases Share in Common

At first glance, it may appear that databases created by different producers or publishers are very different. Those differences are mostly cosmetic, a way to distinguish one brand from another. Don’t let this confuse you. The truth is, when you peel away the design features, the underling structure is pretty much the same. Here are the shared aspects of these search engines.

  • One or more Boxes for you to enter your search terms.
  • A pull-down menu to give you choices where in the item record or the field where you want your search to take place
  • A selection of Boolean Operators (ex. AND, OR, NOT) so that you can create relationships between your search terms
  • A means of limiting your search with variables such as Language, Date of Publication, and Format.
  • An offering of options for displaying and saving your results.

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-pages of this section for more information.

Links to sub-pages


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