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Adult Students

Access Atkins Library's research resources.

Research Preparation

When selecting a topic and preparing to research:
  • Think of what you already know about the subject.
  • Read general information to learn more specifics.
  • Break down the specifics into key topics.
  • List keywords from those topics.
  • Think and list synonyms for the keywords.
  • Use the basic keywords to search for articles and books, e.g., body image and media
  • Read and click on subject headings and author supplied keywords to find other interesting articles and books.

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How to Search and Read Scholarly Articles

How to Videos

Find Articles

Use Atkins Library's databases to find relevant articles.

Popular databases

Find Books

Search Atkins Library's catalog for books, videos and more.

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