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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ESL Undergraduate Student Guide

A guide to support international students in ESL 112 and 115 and beyond.

Class Activity: Searching Databases

Now that you've learned more about library databases, let's practice by finding an article related to your research question! Please open this link and follow the instructions:


  1. Find an article using the database Academic Search Ultimate that meets the following requirements:
    • From a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal
    • Published in the last five years
    • Related to your research question
  2. Enter information about the article in the link web form as well as notes about how you searched.
  3. Be prepared to share your experience with the rest of the class.