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Writing, Rhetoric & Communications

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Here you will find information about how to search for journal articles using the library databases. 

How to Choose Articles

So what type of articles should you be looking for?

Here are some clues about how to evaluate your results.

1. When was it published

How timely or dated is the information?

2.   Authority

Who is the publisher? 
Who is the author or editor? 
What do you know about them? 

3.  What is the scope of the material

What kind of information does it cover?

4.  Accuracy

Can you verify the information?

5.  Audience

Who is the information intended for?

Humanities Databases

You can use these databases on campus or off.  If you are off-campus, you will be asked for a username and password.   Use your umassd email username and password.

Search for Background Information: Reference Books, Encyclopedias, Newspaper Articles, and Reports

You can use these databases on campus or off.  If you are off-campus, you will be asked for a username and password.   Use your umassd email username and password.

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