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ENGL 401A - First Year Writing (UNH Manchester): Databases

Getting Started: General Databases

Search Smarter

OkState Library (2016, July 25). Inform your thinking: Episode 6 - Search smarter [Video file]. Retrieved from

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How to Read for Grad School

This article from Miriam Sweeney discusses how to read academic articles.


Anadale, C. (2016, August 31). 4 rules for grad school reading [Video file]. Retrieved from

Types of Articles

Each type of periodical has its own purpose, intent, and audience.

Types of Periodicals:

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Research Journals


Request an Article from Another Library

It is possible to request items (books, journal articles, videos, etc.) from other libraries—across town, across the state and even across the country—by using a service known as Interlibrary Loan (ILL). 

Helpful Tool

Ulrichsweb is an easy-to-search source which provides detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals.


The links below provide examples of student brainstorming activities.