You'll need at least eight sources to support your essay (10 pages). Here are some suggested types of sources:
See tutorial videos below. You can also email Reference and Instruction Librarian Joyce Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Here are some examples of good searches:
swear* OR "obscene words" OR profanity
COVID-19 OR coronavirus AND "social distancing"
The "Start Your Research Here" meta-search box on the library's home page does a broad, shallow search of 100 of the library's 120 databases.
For help, see these tutorials:
Use these two library databases to find encyclopedia chapters for an overview of your topic, so you know the important names and events you'll need to discuss your topic.
Statistics from this database will help you narrow your topic and lead you to more sources:
Search these databases for more articles: magazines, newspapers and peer-reviewed journals.
To find websites from government agencies, college websites or non-profit organizations, use Google's Advanced Search. This page shows how: