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ENGL 1102 -- Osborne (Cartersville) -- Spring 2021

Peer Reviewed Articles

Peer reviewed articles will typically be the best sources for quality information.  Remember that it's easy to sort your general search results in Galileo.  You can "limit" results with the option on the left side of your search results page.  Among the many limiters listed is a box labeled peer review/scholarly articles, select this box to limit results to peer review/scholarly articles.

If you have problems with your search terms, try a synonym.  Also, remember to use the tools that Galileo provides.  When you find articles that will work for you, email them to your school email.  This will allow you to keep a record of your immediate searching.  

Boolean Search Terms

Use AND to narrow a search and retrieve records containing all of the words it separates, e.g. scream AND ghost will only find articles containing both of these words.

Use OR to broaden a search and retrieve records containing any of the words it separates, e.g. scream OR ghost will find articles that contain the word scream only, the word ghost only, or articles containing both of these words.

Use NOT to narrow a search and retrieve records that do not contain the term following it, e.g. scream NOT ghost will find records that contain the word scream, but not the word ghost.

Database Searching for Articles


Search Terms

Selecting good search terms and combining them effectively are the keys to successfully finding your sources.

Search using specific terms. For example, search for global warming effects on animals instead of global warming.

Search using similar terms. For example, search using climate change instead of global warming.

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