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English Research Guide

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Suggested Databases

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Check out PCC Library's full list of databases on the A-Z Database List page!

Database Search Tips

Opposing Viewpoints

Look for the "Browse Topics" button on the database homepage. This area includes sections covering specific topics such as:

JSTOR

Brainstorm and enter your search terms into the keyword search box to start a search. For example:

  • school to prison pipeline
  • United States prison reform

Use AND to focus your search on a smaller result set. For example:

  • homelessness AND Los Angeles
  • immigration AND mental health
  • social justice AND health care

Use filters to further refine your results. For example:

  • use the "journals" or "articles" filter to display only the scholarly article content
  • use the date filter to enter a date range

Global Issues (Gale)

Look for the "Browse Topics" button on the database homepage. This area includes sections covering specific topics such as: