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ENGL 101 -- Written Communications II: Home

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EBSCO Search

Academic Search & Topic Search


If you have any questions, feel free to contact a librarian by:

  • Calling the Reference Desk at: 574.807.7170, or
  • By using the Ask a Librarian form

Basic Hints When Literature Research

For Journals
  • Academic Search is a good starting database to look for articles on your paper. It has a little of everything.
  • Topic Search is a smaller database--less overwhelming---and focuses on current issues and topics. It's designed for papers where you are looking for articles on a current controversial topic.
  • Click on both the Full Text (Provided by Bethel) and the Full Text (Provided by EBSCO) to limit your results to what we have.
For Books
  • Perform a search on the catalog
  • For print books, get the call number of the book. It is the number the follows things like: Bowen Library Main Collection.
  • Use that number to find the book on the shelf. Feel free to ask a librarian for help in locating a book.
  • You may also click the "Get it" button, which is found after you click the title of the book, to have a librarian retrieve the book for you and have it held at the circulation desk. (Note: The advantage of finding it yourself is that you can see what other books the library has on your topic.)
For more hints

Book Search


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