Qatar ENG101 Research Project (Prof. Hayles)

Use this guide to research refugee issues for Prof. Hayles's ENG 101 class, based in Qatar.

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Joyce A. Miller
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Distinguished Professor of Library Science.
Reference & Instruction Librarian.
Liaison to Business, Science, International Education, Humanities, Online Learning.
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SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road Queensbury NY 12804
(Please call me Joyce, or Professor Miller.)

Search with Library Databases

1) Start with these library databases, for summaries of refugee issues. 

  • Search with the word Refugees. 
  • Copy a citation for each research source you use.
    • List MLA citations in your paper.

2) Then, search the article database ProQuest Central. 

Try a narrower search like these if you find too much.

  • Use Advanced Search to add a second subject with the word AND.
  • Limit by date if wanted.
  • Limit to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles if wanted. 

Refugees AND "Middle East"
Refugees AND "human rights"
Refugees AND health
Refugees AND health AND Syria
Refugees AND "mental health"
Refugee children
Refugee children AND psychology
Refugee children AND education
Refugees AND education AND Syria AND Turkey
Refugees AND COVID-19
Refugee camps AND COVID-19
Refugees AND humanitarian

Find More Articles and Books if Needed

   Start Your Research Here: 

  • The search box above does a shallow, fast search of 100 of the library's 120 research databases. it searches millions of  magazine and newspaper articles, 30,000 print books and 200,000 electronic books (e-books), as well as some videos.
    • Search individual databases like CQ Researcher and ProQuest Central for very in-depth results.
    • Then, use the box above to find any additional articles.
    • Use Advanced Search for best results. Limit by year, or add another subject.
  • Here is a link to a search for refugees.

Research Techniques

Video Databases

Search for documentaries, interviews, TED Talks and more for your research project. 

Center for Reading and Writng

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