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ENGL 101 - English Composition I - Gray

This guide provides research support for Professor Gray's Persuasive/Argumentative and Informative essays.

Finding Reliable Academic Journal Sources

For these assignments, you need to find journal sources from HACC Library Databases. Check out the databases listed below. Academic Search Complete, Research Library (Proquest); and Communication & Mass Media Complete, will have boxes where you can place a checkmark next to "Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Journals."

Sage Journals is an "all journals" database. For best results, use the advanced search feature which limits you to whichever journals are available to HACC in full text.

Recommended Library Databases


Academic Search Complete

Articles from scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers covering every area of academic study and news.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Articles from scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering every subject area.


Communication and Mass Media Complete

Articles from scholarly journals, magazines and book chapters, in topics of communication, mass media and related fields of cultural studies, film studies, marketing and business.

Sage Journals Online

Peer-reviewed articles from scholarly journals in business, engineering, medicine, humanities, and social sciences.

Databases by Subject

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How To Search Our Databases (Video tutorials and quizzes)