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Comp I - D'Alotto: Getting Started

This guide supports the research assignment for Professor D'Alotto's Comp 1 classes.

Preparing for Research

           

Think about your Searching Strategy

Keyword searching is how you typically search web search engines.  Think of important words or phrases and type them in to get results.

Subject headings describe the content of each item in a database. Use these headings to find relevant items on the same topic.  Searching by subject headings (a.k.a. descriptors) is the most precise way to search article databases. It is not easy to guess which subject headings are used in a given database. 

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May 29 - Aug 9

  • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9pm
  • Friday: 8am - 4pm

July 4  CLOSED

Hours may vary from above. Contact
1-508-588-9100 x1941 for latest information.

Directions to Massasoit College campuses

May 29 - June 29

  • Monday: 8am - 4pm
  • Tues, Wed, Thurs:  8am - 8pm
  • Friday:  8am - 4pm

June 30 - September 4  CLOSED

Hours may vary from above. Contact
1-508-588-9100 x2942 for latest information.

Directions to Massasoit College campuses

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Using Keywords

Starting Your Research

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