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English III Research Guide


Primary Databases

Boolean Operators

MCPL Databases

Criminal Justice - Access articles and journals specifically about criminal justice.

LegalTrac - Includes legal articles from 1980 to the present. 

Historical Newspapers - 16 papers from across the country, dating back to the late 1800s. 

GALE General OneFile - Access articles ideal for research papers and projects. 

Google Scholar - Includes journals, dissertations, technical reports, and other scholarly literature.  

Accessed through Mid Continent Public Library: Login using ISD + student number (ISD12345)

There are hundreds of free databases on MCPL. Check out what they offer by viewing their Online Resources Handout

​"AND"  helps narrow the search: Requires both terms to be in each item returned. If one term is contained in the document and the other is not, the item is not included in the resulting list.

"OR" broadens the search: Either term (or both) will be in the returned document.

"NOT" focuses the search: The first term is searched, then any records containing the term after the operators are subtracted from the results.

( ) or " " enclose search strategies that will customize your results. 

Source Credibility


Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose​

Presentation Slides

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