ENG103: Writing in and about the Sciences

For research on critical thinking and pseudoscience.

As You Do Your Research Assignments...

SUNY Adirondack librarians are available to help you with your research. Also use these links:

1) Picking Your Research Topic

  • To find books, use a broader search topic: vaccinat*, for instance.
  • To find articles, do a more specific search: vaccinat* and "social media" and "United States" 
  • ​The wildcard or truncation symbol, the asterisk (*), finds all word endings: vaccinations, vaccinate, vaccinating, vaccinated, etc.

Getting Started on Your Research

  • The search box on the library's home page searches most but not all of our 120 databases. 
    • Do a search then limit to e-books, articles (limit to scholarly if wanted), or videos. 
    • Click Advanced Search to overlap another subject. 
    • To borrow a print book, contact a librarian (librarian@sunyacc.edu) to arrange to pick it up. 
  • Depending on your subject and research needs, you can also search individual databases below.  

2a) Books and Ebooks

  • Use the "Start Your Research Here" box on the library's home page, linked below. 
  • Limit your search to Books  or Ebooks.
    • Circulating books can be borrowed for four months.
    • Chapters from ebooks can be downloaded from one or off-campus. 
  • Pigliucci's book is on reserve at the circulation desk; see the Pseudoscience tab for more. 

CRW Citation Guides

3) Articles

  1. Use the "Start Your Research Here" box and limit to Articles
  2. To narrow your search to scholarly articles, click "Peer Reviewed Journals" (left column).
  3. Then search individual databases (below) for more articles. 

4) Media: Films on Demand, More

Meet Your Librarian

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Joyce A. Miller
Above: Joyce on college's 2017 trip to Ecuador, with live volcano Cotopaxi.
Distinguished Professor of Library Science.
Reference & Instruction Librarian.
Liaison to Business, Science, International Education, Humanities, Online Learning.
Library Website Manager.
SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road Queensbury NY 12804
(Please call me Joyce, or Prof. Miller.)