As we all know and have known for a very long time that if you have a question we automatically thing lets google it. I am not saying that Google is a bad thing but, at times it can hurt you and cost you more time than needed. I am of course talking about when you are trying to find a topic to write your final paper on or you are looking for resources to help you write that final paper. Sometimes google can give you the articles you are looking for but, sometimes it can send you off course. I am here to give you some other resources that can possibly shorten your search and get you better articles and resources for your paper.
When I first came to John Jay all I knew in the world was that Google can help me with anything and all throughout high that was good enough but, now we are in college and sometimes it will not be good enough anymore. In my English 101 class my professor then gave me some other resources to try that you can use through John Jay’s Library. First you want to go to the John Jay Library’s website and then you want to click on find articles tab and then click on the Database tab. Now that you are there you have so many options to find articles and resources you can narrow your search by narrowing it down to one topic,type in key words, or search through that different databases.
The database I am going to tell you about in which you can find articles is called JSTOR and this can be a very helpful tool for your research. To find this you need to click on the J and it will be the second one from the top and click on it and you will come upon the search bars. Now that you are on the homepage of JSTOR now there are many ways to search for your topic you can narrow it down my field, you can find something by the date it was published and you can search by, different fields and you can add as many fields as you want.
Now I am not saying that you should always use this site and I am not saying you can not use Google I am just trying to give you some more options as you all go on in your tenure here at John Jay. I still today use Google but, if I have to write an eight to twelve page paper I would then go and try these databases. One thing to always remember is to make sure that you always cite your work to give credit where credit is due.