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ENGL 1001 (Alonso)

This online research guide has suggestions of databases that you can use you for your research paper!

Search Strategy Tip #1 - Keywords

When considering the fairy tale that you will be researching, you'll need to think about a theme or aspect of the story to research. Instead of just searching "Cinderella" you may want to consider using a search string like "Cinderella AND gender" or "Cinderella AND family relationships" or even "Cinderella AND adaptations" --- by describing your topic a bit more with keywords, you will get more focused search results. 

Search Strategy Tip #2 - Limiting Results

In all of our databases you have the opportunity to limit your results. Most of the time the limiters will be on the left-hand side of the screen and include check boxes like "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" or "Academic Journals" or even limit your results by date! 

Discovery Search - Broad/General Results

Suggested Databases for More Focused Results

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