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COMP 1011 The College Research Essay (Moller) Summer 2023

This guide provides a starting point for finding books and articles as well as getting research and other library help.

Locating Online Resources

You can find electronic magazine, newspaper, and journal articles by using the library's databases. Some databases are general and cover many topics, such as Academic Search Complete.  Others are more focused on a particular subject, such as science or literature. To access the databases, click on the database tab on the library homepage. You can then browse through them alphabetically, or browse by discipline (i.e., gender studies, history, etc.). 

Academic Search Complete is a great place to start!  For controversial topics, Opposing Viewpoints or Points of View Reference Center are worth checking out. For news articles, you can try Newspaper Source Plus, New York Times, or Wall Street Journal.  A good website for news is