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ENGL B1A: Incarceration Nations: Finding Articles

This guide focuses on the book Incarceration Nations and topics related to it such as: the school-to-prison pipeline, racism in law enforcement, the War on Drugs, and the prison industrial complex. It was created for Professor Alexander's ENGL B1A course.

Using Library Databases

Databases are searchable collections of reliable, vetted resources, like magazines, academic journals, newspapers, and encyclopedias. We pay for access to these resources through subscriptions--like Netflix, but for articles!

  • Vetted= already evaluated or fact-checked

The databases listed below are the best databases for your class.

Databases 101 Video Series

Searching Databases

Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

Truncation

Combining Search Terms with Boolean Operators