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Narrow by asking myself 5 simple questions...
4 minute how-to video by the Ohio State University Libraries explains 5 simple questions that will help you to narrow down your topic quickly: Who? What? When? Where? Why?
5 Ws Narrow My Topic Worksheet
Optional worksheets will help you narrow down your topic using the 5Ws described in the video on this page.
Read academic books online, 24/7. Search within books, View tables of contents and indexes, and read only those chapters, pages or segments that pertain to your research. Downloads frequently available. Suggested citations included. From off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Banner ID and password.
What it is: Simplified access to millions of ebooks from authoritative academic publishers.
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If accessing QVCC online resources from off-campus, you will first be prompted to log in using your Net-ID and password--this is not the same as creating or logging into a personal Ebook Central account!
What it is: Large selection of ebooks with many collections curated by librarians with browsable categories and highlighted titles.
Who It Is Great For: All Students
If accessing QV Library online resources from off-campus, you will be prompted to sign in with your 8-digit Net-ID and password--this is not the same as creating or logging into your personal Ebsco account!
What it is: Pro- and Con- viewpoint articles on many "hot topics." Also includes overview or background articles and news. Sometimes includes primary sources, newspaper editorials and videos. Keyword search or browse popular topics by category or alphabetical listing.
Who It Is Great For: Communication Studies, Criminal Justice (Criminology Studies), General Studies, History Studies, Human Services (Human Services, Social Work Studies), Political Science Studies, Sociology Studies
What it is: ProQuest’s collection of digitized news content, from the latest headlines and developments in contemporary politics, culture, health and technology, to historical coverage dating back to the 1700s.
Who It Is Great For: Anthropology, Communication Studies, General Studies, History Studies, Political Science Studies, Sociology Studies
Search all 7 newspapers listed below as well as many other major daily newspapers by choosing the " ProQuest Newspapers" link, or focus your search by choosing just one newspaper from the list.
Los Angeles Time
New York Times
Historical Hartford Courant ( 1764- 1922)
Wall Street Journal
These are QVCC Library online resources. If you are accessing from off-campus, you will be prompted to log-in with your Banner ID and password.
Within each database, narrow down to "academic," "peer-reviewed," magazines" or other formats to narrow down your results. Explore other options to narrow down the hit list, such as publication date or subject.
Every article comes with a suggested MLA citation.
Within each QVCC Library database, narrow down to "academic" or "peer-reviewed" to limit your results to scholarly articles. If accessing from off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Banner ID and password.