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ESL 25 (Brickman) - Science Research Assignment: Database Articles

Library Research Databases

To find articles published in journals, magazines, newspapers or other periodicals, use the library's online databases. 

Reference Databases

Use these databases as tools to find definitions or get introductory information on a topic. You would not include them on your Works Cited.

Off Campus Access to Databases

To login to LPC Library databases from off-campus, enter your LPC W# and ClassWeb PIN. 

Tips:

 W# (Be sure to include the letter W.)

6 Digit PIN (Your library password is the SAME as your ClassWeb PIN; if you change your ClassWeb PIN that will also change your library password.)

Magazine, Journal, and Newspaper Articles

Sample search in GreenFILE:

►Research question: How does recycling help solve our environmental problems?

sample search: recycling AND benefits

Sample searches in MasterFILE Complete:

►Research question #1: Should genetically modified foods be developed further or banned entirely?

sample search:   "genetically modified foods" AND safety

►Research question #2: Are breast cancer rates rising or falling? What is the cause?

sample search:    "breast cancer" AND rates

                                          (synonyms for rates: incidencestatistics)

►Research question #3: What causes autism?

sample search:    autism AND causes

Newspaper Articles

*Additional databases can be found on the LPC Library website:

Databases Listed- A to Z

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