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EH 401: Teaching Composition: Finding Articles

Theory and techniques for secondary teachers

Finding Articles

Use article databases to identify articles on specific topics, as well as to locate full-text electronic articles. Find them on the Articles, Indexes, and Databases page linked from the Library homepage. Remote access is available for most journals.

Multdisciplinary databases such as Academic Search Complete are a good place to start for most topics. Once you have chosen your paper topic, consult a librarian to see which databases are the best suited for your research. Here is a webpage detailing the technical process of obtaining a fulltext article.


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ERIC Descriptors (journals)

Language arts

Writing composition

Writing skills

Reading writing relationship


Literary criticism

Expository writing

Persuasive discourse

Opinion papers



Opinion papers

Rhetorical theory

Computer assisted instruction