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EN 12 Texts & Contexts - Gunter

Finding Writing Program & Composition Articles

If the library does not have access, request the item through Interlibrary Loan.

Tips for Locating Peer-Reviewed Articles

Before conducting your search:

  • Consider how your argument might be broken down into keywords or phrases.
  • Compile a list of synonyms for those keywords.  What other terms might scholars use to talk about your topic, and how do these terms reflect the type of argument scholars are making?  (E.g., insurgency vs. rebellion)
  • Consider which intersections among your keywords will be useful for searching
  • Identify disciplines (subject areas) that are relevant to your research question.  Also consider the ways in which your question might reside outside traditional disciplines or cut across them.
  • Our databases have more than just peer-reviewed articles within them. Make sure to utilize the appropriate filters (ex. Academic Journals or Peer Reviewed Articles) in order to limit your search.
See the Search Tips tab for more information on how to construct keyword searches.