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WRTG 105B Reasoning and Writing in the College (Gegg-Harrison)



General Databases

Other Databases

To find more databases, check the Research Guides for disciplines relevant to your topic.

Background Information: Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Other Suggested Books

Building Your Search

Searching with Boolean Operators

Boolean Operators are short words used to combine search terms in logical operations. Most databases, discovery layers and search engines recognize them and use them to to bring search results that fulfill the requested operations.The most common are AND, OR and NOT. They are written in capitals to differentiate them from regular keywords. 

Check the image below to understand how each of them affects the results of your searches. Parenthesis are used to combine different sets of instructions and to signal the order in which they should happen. 


Annotated Bibliographies

As part of your assignment you need to create an annotated bibliography. Check the links below for definitions and examples.