Skip to main content

English 120: Home

Introduction to the Library's online resources. Selected databases provide numerous topics to write on, and include peer reviewed full-text articles, and other helpful information.

ASSIGNMENT

To introduce students to researching the Library's databases, and finding academic sources for a chosen topic.  For students to understand the difference between academic and popular sources.

BOOKS AT THE SXU LIBRARY AND MORE

 


 

 Climate Change 

    

SUGGESTED DATABASE: ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE

ARTICLES USING KEYWORDS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS (nouns and objects related to the topic with phrases in quotes, separated by the word AND) :

ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE

"Immigration economic aspects" AND education

natural foods AND nutrition AND aging

SEARCH FOR MANY FORMATS FROM THE LIBRARY HOME PAGE

SXU Library Home Page

Use keywords, phrases, and boolean operators for efficient results.
"climate change" AND glaciers
(Limit search to relevance only, and select from the left-hand column the year 2011.)

FIND A TOPIC IN THE FOLLOWING DATABASES

CQ ELECTRONIC LIBRARY: CQ Researcher Online

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS: In Context

CHECK OUT THESE YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources YouTube

YouTube video demonstrating the complexity of evaluating a website: Evaluate Websites

 

DIFFERENT KINDS OF RESOURCES

Defining Sources of Information: primary, secondary and tertiary .

Find the difference among three kinds of article results: popular, trade, or academic

Copyright © 2013 | The Library at Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60655 | Phone (773) 298-3352 | Fax (773) 298-5231 | Email: ask@sxu.libanswers.com | MyMail | MySXU