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When you see something of interest, note the terminology that is used in the discussion. Try to isolate key concept words or key phrases to use when searching the online catalog and electronic databases.
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These databases contain scholarly journals in a wide variety of subjects.
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Gale Virtual Referance Library (GVRL) and Oxford Reference Online are collections of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources; these trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7
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