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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.

Can I Google That?

site: tool

Use site: in Google to narrow your results, and get you what you need faster! You can use site: to search within websites. Find the base URL of a site (, for example). In Google, type your keywords, then use Google will only search within The Commercial Appeal. This can be done with any website, not just newspapers.

You can also use to find only websites ending in .gov. Like this:



For more tips and tricks using Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia, work through the tutorial below!

Google Scholar at Home

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.


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.