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English 106/108: First-Year Composition

This guide has been created for students of English 106 and 108 to help them learn the Libraries' services and get help when they need it.

Major Databases

 The databases listed below are useful because they contain a variety of both scholarly and popular articles, such as newspaper and magazine articles.

Newspaper Articles

The databases below include newspaper articles and news sources. You can also limit by newspaper articles in general databases such as ProQuest Research Library and Academic Search Premier.

Using Primo Search for Articles

Start from the search bar on the Libraries' homepage. Select "Articles" from the drop down, type in keywords, and click "Search". This gives you comprehensive search results across all databases and subject fields.

screen shot of search box with Articles highlighted in the drop down


To narrow down search results, refer to the left column on the result page, and refine your search by choosing the material type, publication date, subject, etc.

Primo article results

Search Google Scholar

Try a search in Google Scholar as a starting point. If you're off-campus, click here for info on setting your Google Scholar preferences to link to the Purdue Libraries online collections.

Google Scholar Search