Why should you do research in academic journals?
If you find one good article that supports your research, you can use the bibliography at the end of the paper to locate further research.
Use BCC library databases to find articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers. Review the Search Tips page for help in constructing a good search phrase. Most databases have options for limiting results, such as by publication date, resource type, additional subjects. Check them out - it's well worth your time to target your results! An alphabetical listing of BCC's databases provides a brief description of each and the subject matter covered. Below is a selection of databases which are useful for College Writing:
Topic portals organize selected sources to introduce you to a variety of current events, influential people and controversial issues. The content in these "gateway pages" is by no means exhaustive so use it more as a jumping off point.
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You will know that the databases is provided through the Boston Public Library. If you live, work, or go to school in the state of Massachusetts, you are eligible for a Boston Public Library eCard. Fill out the form below and you will receive your eCard number.
Just enter your BPL eCard number when prompted every time you access BPL databases.