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Geography 102 Section 001

Library resources for finding current periodical and newspaper articles.

Database Search Tips

Library databases are available to WVU students and faculty.  Here are some tips to help you find articles.

  • Search for keywords only - 1 or 2 words that represent the general concept of your topic
  • Review the results & refine them by date or by adding additional keywords if needed
  • Most databases offer ways to refine or limit on the left side of the screen
  • Think of synonyms or alternate search words if your first search doesn't work well
  • To find newest articles - look for the "sort" link to sort by "newest first"
  • Off-campus access to library databases will ask for your WVU login
  • See Sharing and Citing Your Sources for help in creating working links to the articles

Find Current News in Reliable Sources

See  "Sharing and Citing Your Sources" for instructions on how to create working links to articles you find in these sources.