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ENC 1102 - Composition II (Bekas)

Accessing Databases

The databases tab next to the Primo Search will be your access point to scholarly articles in academic journals. Clicking that tab will give you the option to search for a database by name, subject, or alphabetically on the A-Z list:

 

Clicking "Database by Subject" may be the most useful because that directs you to the portal that includes all three search options and allows you to quickly see the key databases in each subject area:

 

For example, click English to access all the databases related to English/literature. Look specifically at the "Best Bets" section where you'll find key databases such as the Dictionary of Literary Biography (DOB), the MLA International Bibliography, and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED. on "Other Resources" you find related databases such as JSTOR and Project Muse:

 

The two most useful databases will be MLA and JSTOR, which we'll take a closer look at in the following sections. I also recommend Academic Search Premier as a good secondary database.