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ENC 1102 (Vrhovac): Finding Articles


The library provides access to a variety of resources: scholarly research articles, magazine articles, news articles, e-books, streaming videos, and more. These resources are grouped together in different databases.

Suggested Databases

The Oxford English Dictionary provides present-day and/or historical meanings of words.

Scholarly journal (academic journal) articles provide access to expert research studies about a topic.

Explore your topic in popular magazines or newspapers which often include brief overviews written by journalists or other professional writers. Some pieces are also written by everyday citizens. These are often called opinion pieces or letters to the editor.

Explore additional library resources by explore a database grouped together by subject area.

Video Tutorials for Searching Gale and EBSCO Databases

Gale and EBSCO are examples of two vendors that provide library databases. The library purchases access to multiple databases from each of these vendors. The videos below will provide an overview of how to search each vendor's databases. Although each database might have slightly different features, they each have items in common such as a search feature, email/share, or citation help. 

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.