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Resources for Dr. Strebel's students

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Having trouble finding sources for you project? Can't figure out how to get the PDF of an article you've found? 

Librarians are here to help! Call or text 386-747-9028 with these or other research questions, or email us at

Interlibrary Loan

Request a book or article that the duPont-Ball Library does not have with Interlibrary Loan. Follow the link for more information or to submit a request:

Off-Campus Access

Off-campus access to databases and journals is available to current Stetson students. Follow the link below for login instructions: 

Key Resources for Finding Sources

These tools are great places to search for peer reviewed journal articles. 

Note: Not all of the content you find with these resources will be peer reviewed articles.

If your topic is interdisciplinary (for example, if it is relevant to education as well as psychology, you may also want to try searching for your topic in psychology databases). Check out the database list on the library homepage to see all our databases.


Use descriptors to find sources on a specific subject.

Examples of descriptors that may be useful for this course:

English (Second Language)

Second Language Learning

Second Language Instruction

Reading Comprehension

Writing Skills

Writing Improvement

More descriptors can be found in the Subjects filter or record of an item in databases like Onesearch and ERIC.

Narrowing & Broadening Search Results

Narrow Your Search Results

Broaden Your Search Results

Add additional keywords- (ex: college AND stress AND academics)

Choice of keywords- choosing the right keywords is key. Try experimenting with different terms. (ex: Movie OR cinema OR film OR motion picture)

Choose more specific search terms- (ex: hiking AND DeLand instead of hiking AND central Florida)

Too narrow topic- try looking for sources on a broader, related topic (ex: hiking AND central Florida instead of hiking AND DeLand)

Exclude words from your search results- (ex: travel NOT “time travel”)

Too many search terms- begin with 1-2 search terms that best represent your topic, then add more as needed. Avoid long phrases.

Use search filters­- limit by source type, date of publication, language, subject, & more.

Too many search filters- avoid using any filters that are unnecessary

Choice of database- select a database with a narrower scope of subject matter

Choice of database- select a database with a broader scope of subject matter

Use field codes­- search for your terms as a subject, etc. instead of as a keyword

Use wildcard & truncation symbols- *, #, ? Allow you to search for multiple spellings of a term


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