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ENG 1100 - Academic Writing and Reading: 2. Search Strategies

A research guide of recommended information resources for ENG 1100

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Why do I need a search strategy?

Having a strategy saves time and produces better results.

Recommended Background Sources

Once you have identified some key terminology, the next step is to find background information on your topic.  Background research serves many purposes.

  • If you are unfamiliar with the topic, it provides a good overview of the subject matter.
  • It helps you to identify important facts related to your topic: terminology, dates, events, history, and names or organizations.

Use these databases to find background information:

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