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English 101 & 102

A guide to resources and tools for English 101 students.

Narrow Search Results Using Filters

Databases typically allow you to limit or filter your search results in various ways. These may include:

  • Date of publication (range searching)
  • Language
  • Publication Type (magazine, scholarly article, review articles)
  • Peer-reviewed
  • ​Document Type (proceedings, book chapter, etc.)
  • Full-text availability

Expand or Broaden a Search for More Results

  • Brainstorm your keywords for additional synonyms or related terms
  • Expand your topic by removing filters
  • Remove keywords from your search, dropping one concept from your strategy
  • Use the Boolean operator "or" to add concepts and broaden your search