Dry ground in the Sonoran Desert, Mexico
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Not finding what you need?
Having trouble using the library databases?
Then it’s probably time to ask a librarian for some help.
Tim Aman, SCC Librarian
The purpose of this research guide is to help students in Molly Popchock's ESL class find credible and academic information sources. This guide will suggest useful sources, search techniques and evaluation methods for researching your topic.
When searching for information on the water crisis consider also trying other words, such as
LIBRARY RESEARCH DATABASES
Scholarly Encyclopedias - concise, general background information; articles often written by experts who are university professors
Periodicals - magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals
Articles in periodicals often focus on a narrow aspect of a topic. Here's an example of a search in Academic Search Complete:
Try limiting your Google search to a particular domain (such as .edu or .gov which are restricted domains). You may find more reliable information. Here are a couple of search examples:
water crisis site:.edu
water scarcity site:.gov