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ENGL 2A: Communities & Rhetorics (Tremblay-McGaw)

From Idea to Library: What's a Database Again?

Get Foundations: Encyclopedias

To find a broad overview of your topic, try one of these reference sources collection.  Specialized encyclopedia databases can be used at the beginning of your research to help you get a grasp on some of the basics and the language. 

Get Comprehensive: Browse and Find Ebooks

We have you covered for books -- there are more than 160,000 ebooks in the library.  Use them for identifying and exploring broad and deep conversations around your topic. Follow the instructions below.

Step 1:  Start your search for ebooks directly off the library homepage under the "streaming videos/ebooks" tab.  

Sample search string under the eBooks tab. Use the search string "business ethics AND religion".

Step 2: Keep your search words focused on the big ideas or concepts. Use just a few essential words like "business ethics", "religion" or even a name of particular religious tradition like "Islam".

Step 3: Once you find a title you like, connect to it by clicking on the "connect to this title online" box.

Image of a sample title called "Entrepreneurship and Management in an Islamic Context".

Go Scholarly: Use Academic Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases
Ethnic Studies & Women's Studies
Communications & Criminal Justice Databases
Other Social Sciences & Humanities Databases
Browse Databases By Subject

To browse all SCU databases by subject, visit the Databases By Subject page.  

Database: Communication Source

To find an article (Magazine, Scholarly), enter each different concept in its own search box. 

Search terms with synonyms might be:

true crime stories / crime drama / true crime entertainment


Example 1:

Example 2:


Go Visual: Find Documentaries & Films