ENGL 200 - Expository Writing II - Salina Campus

This is an Expos II research guide for students enrolled on the Salina Campus. This guide is built around core assignments in the class.

Library Research Guide

Tips When Searching for Resources About a Topic

the topics menu

  • Do not type complete sentences or questions. Instead, type keywords or phrases, e.g., dog training.
  • Start with only a few terms. You can always add more later.
  • Be flexible - if you don't like your results, retry your search with different words.
  • After you perform a search, see other options listed in the Topics category. Look carefully through the list of topics and include all that are of interest to you.

Tips When Searching for a Specific Item or Author

  • Double-check your spelling.
  • When searching for long, complex titles, try entering only the first five to six words.
  • Use either the Simple Search interface or the Advanced Search interface. 
    • In the Simple Search interface, use the right drop-down menu to specify whether you are searching for an author or for a title.

      drop down menu options

    • In the Advanced Search interface, use the drop-down menu to the left of a row to specify whether that row's terms are for an author or a title.

      drop down menu options