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ENC 1102 - Marcus (Dale Mabry): General topic

Links and tips for your research.

First, choose some keywords before you start searching

This three-minute video shows how to develop good keywords for effective searching in the library catalog and databases. From Norwich Library.

Next, search PRIMO - HCC Libraries new catalog and general search

For your convenience, the search box below takes you right into PRIMO without having to navigate back to the HCC Libraries Online link in Canvas. Once you're in PRIMO, be sure you're signed in—look for your name at the top of the PRIMO screen.

Find books, articles, videos, & more

Here are some search examples:

Library search tools, such as  PRIMO and the individual databases, usually work best by starting with just a few important search terms, or keywords. If using PRIMO, be sure to sign in first with your NetID.

Using the question, "Are driverless cars safe?" here are some example searches.

Results default to most relevant at the top. Reducing results through filtering may push more relevant results higher up the list.

Therefore, you may not need to look at more than the first 20 or so items before trying something else.

Also search some general databases

From the General category, try these databases: