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Eng Socty 2X03 - Fall 2017

Why Use Articles?

Articles are a great resource to use when you need to find a more current perspective on your topic. They are useful as articles commonly focus on one aspect of a broader subject and as a result are more specialized in topic.

Key Databases

Try these databases:

Or find the complete listing of our Engineering databases here.

Important Scholarly Journals

These journals publish scholarly articles that contribute to the discourse on Engineering & Society:

Finding Articles

Searching Databases

The goal of a successful search is to retrieve all of the information relevant to a research question without retrieving irrelevant information. This requires creating an effective search string.

1. Identify main concepts from the research question.

2. Brainstorm alternative words and phrases.

3. Create search strings using Boolean Operators.

Boolean Operators

A cheat sheet depicting the different Boolean Operators, meaning AND, OR and NOT and the Boolean Modifiers being quotation marks, asterisk and brackets.

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