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English Writing 302 - College Composition (Sapra)

Research strategies and links to information resources useful for ENGWR 302.

Using OneSearch to find Journal Articles

OneSearch, which we used during the library research session, is a platform that searches many of our electronic databases and our library print book catalog at the same time. It's like doing a Google search of most of the library's resources. You can execute a OneSearch right on the library homepage, as shown during the library instruction or you can go to the Research Databases page and select OneSearch from the list of databases found there.

Here are some search tips:

  • Enter keywords that represent your topic:   
  • Limit searches to two or three keywords:   Sacramento Police Violence
  • Don't search with sentences, questions, or long phrases.
  • Combine terms with OR to broaden:   Protests OR  Demonstrations
  • Combine terms with AND to narrow:  Sacramento Police AND  Body Cameras
  • Place quotation marks around words you wish to be searched as a phrase: "Police Violence"

Searching from the Library Homepage

For scholarly journal articles from the Los Rios Libraries databases, just type in your search term(s) and then select Scholarly Journals Only

Or you can wait until the results page to limit.