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ENG 285.06 (Principles of Speech): Where to Look for Sources

This libguide has been specifically created to provide resources for Dr. Johnson's persuasive speech.

Not Sure Where to Start? Try One of These!

Google Scholar

You can customize Google Scholar to provide full-text links to journal articles available through the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library's subscriptions. Here's how to do it:

1. Go to Google Scholar

2. Click on the Menu button

3. Click on the Settings gear

4. Select Library Links, and then enter "Norfolk State University" in the search bar

5. Select "Norfolk State University - Full-Text @ Your Library" from the library menu (note that NSU is for students, staff, and faculty affiliated with the NSU campus.

6. Click "Save"

7. Now, when you search Google Scholar, you will see "Find it @ NSU" link next to any subscription resources that we have access to through LBB

NOTE: Clearing your browser cache/history will require you to set up Library Links again. Never fear! Bookmark this guide and you'll be all set.

Find Research or Studies on your Topic

Looking for the full list of  databases? Find them here.

Need help getting started with database searching? Here's a brief tutorial.

If you find a journal article that is not available online, use the catalog to determine whether or not the print journal is housed in the library. If we don't have the journal article you need in print or electronically, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

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