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AL 130: Academic Literacies

Searching for Articles

As you begin to really have a good understanding of your topic and research question, you will want to find articles and other resources that provide additional information or perspectives on a topic.  A great place to start is LionSearch, a resource that allows you to search for books, journal articles, and news articles, all one place!  Additional places you can search include:

Searching for Background Information

You will probably search for background information as you try to figure out which direction your research is headed.  There are a number of helpful resources for background information, including Wikipedia‚Äč and some of the other reference sources we provide through the Libraries:

If you need some additional help with finding background information, check out our tutorial on this topic.