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ENGL 1020: English Composition 1020

This guide will help you devise a search strategy from a research question, find resources, and get through that big paper.

site: tool

Using site: in Google can quickly narrow your results to get you what you need faster.

You can use to find only websites ending in .gov. 

You can also use site: to search within websites. Find the base URL of a site (, for example), then use and your search terms to search within the website The Commercial Appeal. This can be done with any website, not just newspapers.

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Search Google Scholar at Home

  • Google Scholar
    For uninterrupted access to UofM library resources, click Settings at the top of Google Scholar's main page, and click Library Links. Type in "University of Memphis," and select all (Cengage Gale Full Text, At UofMemphis Libraries, and Proquest Fulltext).


To search courts & cases, select Case Law under the search bar, and select which courts you want to search.