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English 420 - Manner: Quick Start

This guide contains resources for English 420, including recommended databases and video tutorials.

Remote Access

Access articles and electronic books from the Library's subscription databases from off-campus! When you click on a database, you will be prompted for your user name (your student ID) and PIN (the two-digit month and day of your birth in MMDD format). You can also go directly to https://library.wlac.edu.

Example for student with ID number 88-123-4567 born February 25th:

User name: 881234567
PIN: 0225

Library Catalog

Search for print books at the Library.

ProQuest Databases

Watch the video tutorial below for a demonstration of how to search ProQuest databases.

Search ProQuest below for articles related to dental hygiene or mortuary studies.

Ebscohost databases

Search the Ebscohost databases for dental and health articles from scholarly journals. 

Research databases
Limit Your Results

Database Searching

Below are suggested databases and search tips for your research.

  • Use AND to narrow your results by searching for two keywords simultaneously. 
    Example: cavities AND flossing
  • Use OR to broaden your results by searching for either of two or more keywords
    Enclose terms separated by OR in parentheses
    Example: (cavities OR caries)
  • Use quotation marks ("") to search for terms as a phrase
    Example: "tooth decay"
  • Use asterisks to retrieve additional forms of a word
    Example: teen* retrieves teens, teenager, teenagers, teenaged.
  • Limit results to academic or scholarly sources for academic sources.
  • Limit results to reviews to see just book reviews.
  • Limit results to desired time period

Putting it all together

Use all the above search tip sto refine your search. 
Example: ("tooth decay" OR caries OR cavities) AND (children OR youth OR adolescen*)

Other Helpful Resources

Find additional information through the following databases.

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