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Guide for Texas issue article Review assignment

Search Terms

Choose something you're interested in.  Search it and then add "AND texas" to your search string.  

Sample search terms to try to get you started! 

  • wind turbines
  • solar power
  • LGBTQ rights
  • voter suppression
  • abortion law
  • electric grid
  • women's health
  • immigration
  • border patrol
  • trans rights
  • civil rights
  •  anti racism

Organize Your Research: Noodle Tools

Databases

Search steps

KEYWORD SEARCH your topic.   Use boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT to refine your search. 

  • AND will limit your search results. 
  • OR will widen your results. 
  • NOT takes away certain terms from your search. 

Think of it as ordering pizza.  I want pepperoni AND sausage but NOT pineapple.  (Pepperoni AND sausage) NOT pineapple. 

REFINE YOUR SEARCH by looking at the subjects or descriptors of the article and click on one to redo your search.

CLICK ON "ADVANCED SEARCH" to include the name of the publication and choose "SO" SOURCE" from the pulldown. 

CHECK LENGTH with ctrl-F to find either page length: 4p, 5p, 6p etc. in Academic Search Complete.  Ctrl F for 2, or 3, etc. in Academic One File (Gale) or browse in nexis for word count

SAVE or EMAIL or PRINT article and save citation in APA format.  

Assignment and Citation Help

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