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A Guide to ESL and IELP

A library guide for English as a Second Language students and faculty

Find a Topic

Use the databases below to help find a topic for your paper.


Search on a topic to see the "Research Starter" to get background information and ideas on how to limit your topic.

Research Databases (use to locate journal articles)

Combining Search Terms

"OR" Operator - broadens search and increases results

Example: Searching for "College Students" OR "University Students"


"AND" Operator - narrows search and decreases results

Example: Searching for "College Students" AND Music

How to Choose Search Terms