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ENGL 1101 - English Composition I: Current Issues: Research Databases

Resources in support of ENGL 1101 Current Issues Research

What's a Database?

A database is: 

  • a collection of resources organized in a way that is easy to find  
  • full of articles--or films or books
  • a powerful research tool that requires some training to use

Database search tips:

  • use keywords
  • learn new keywords as you go
  • combine keywords with logical connectors


Help with Databases

Video tutorials are available to guide your use of library resources.

Guides for specific databases are listed below.

Fake News

Recent years have brought a proliferation of Fake News.  These two short videos will warn you of the dangers of misinformation and coach you to find reliable sources.


Discover (first tab in search box on library website, click here, or access through iCollege) gives you access to  a collection of databases which each have thousands of articles from journals and magazines. Many, but not all, of the databases plus all books in GSU libraries can be searched with the DISCOVER tool in the magasearch box.

Two ways to find specific databases are to Browse by Subject or use the A-Z index. Recommended databases for this course are also linked below.

General Introduction to Databases

Though this video is from another college, it will help you understand how to search our databases at PC.

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