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ENGL 1101, 1102, and 1105

General Search Tips

When searching in the library catalog or article databases, it's important to select good search terms to get the most relevant results. The following tutorial helps you learn how to choose and use keywords. Please note: You may experience a "connection refused" error message. Refresh the browser and Credo will load correctly.

Keyword Development Chart

If you need help brainstorming keywords and/or organizing them, try using this Keyword Development Chart. Don't stress about making sure a word is in the "right" box. That doesn't matter. There's no need to fill every box, either.

This chart may be helpful to some of you.

Searching Library Resources

While you may be used to using Google to find sources, Clark Memorial Library provides resources that help focus your search and identify appropriate sources for your projects. The library resources won't give you junk.

Here are some videos to show you how to use some of our resources.

If you want to find books available through the library, utilize the SSU Catalog and OhioLINK.

The two videos below do not take the new SSU website design into account. Once you get past that and into the Catalog and OhioLINK, the videos are correct.

If you need articles (including scholarly articles), a good way to start your searching is in our Discovery Service. Accessing Discovery Service is found on the library homepage -- look for the big search box in the center of the page.

Here's a video explaining how to use Discovery Service. This one is updated to match the new website design.