WRT 205 (Buckelew): Home

Research Guide and Help for Mary Buckelew's WRT 205 Class. Created Fall 2015. Edited Fall 2016.


Not sure if OneSearch is where you should start your research?  Check out OneSearch vs. Databases.

OneSearch is a tool that will bring back many types of resources on just about any topic.  That makes it a great starting point for most research topics.

Search Tips:

  • Put phrases into quotation marks, like "bipolar disorder" or "no child left behind"
  • Try synonyms to bring back different results.  "bipolar disorder" teens will bring back different sources than "bipolar disorder" adolescents.
  • Use "Publication Date" at the bottom of the left-hand column to limit your results to items from the last 5 or 10 years.
  • Use "Content Type" in the middle of the left-hand column to limit your results to books, newspaper articles, etc.
  • Use "Limit to Articles from Scholarly Publications" at the top of the left-hand column to make sure you are getting scholarly journal articles.

Databases for Peer-Review Articles

Environmental Science Databases

Newspaper Databases for Local Information

University History Sites

Librarian Contact Information

Tara Wink
Special Collections
FHG Library Room 615
Phone: 610-436-3456
West Chester University   ---    WCU Libraries  25 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA 19383  610-430-4400