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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.

Library Resources

Search Almost Everything

Background Information

Start exploring potential topics using these databases:

Multidisciplinary Library Databases

Search for your topic in these huge multidisciplinary databases:

Subject-Specific Library Databases

You may find useful scholarly information in several of these databases:

Google Scholar at Home

To connect our collection to Google Scholar:

  1. Click the three line menu at the top left of the page.
  2. Select "Settings."
  3. Click "Library links."
  4. In the search box, search for "University of Memphis - Check for full text."
  5. Check the box and click the "Save" button.

Now, results in our collection will show up to the right of the search results. You can also connect Google Scholar using the LibKey Nomad extension.

Library links page in Google Scholar settings with checkbox "University of Memphis - Check for full text" selected.

If you need to search courts & cases, under the search bar on the homepage, select Case Law, and select which courts you want to search.