Skip to Main Content

English 1301 - Coleman, Laurie: Identifying a Problem & Proposing a Solution

Students will identify a problem, propose a solution, and provide supporting evidence using at least five academic/scholarly sources.

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Hello! Here is a basic list of the Top 5 Tools you can use to search for problem/solution topics. If one tool isn't working out for you, don't despair! Simply select another tool and keep searching. It may take a little while to find just the right set of key words to find relevant and manageable search results.

Keep your searches simple at first and look at the search examples for these 5 tools below for more tips. And please email me or select Book a Librarian if you need one-on-one help in person or online. :)

Search Examples from Tools

Tool: Gale Virtual Reference Library

GVRL search example

Tool: Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints search example

Tool: Library Discovery

Try an all-in-one search for topics to get articles, books, and more. Use quotation marks "for phrases" and the * to pick up alternate endings in your search string.

Library Discovery - internet addiction - search example

Tool: Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile search example

Tool: Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic search example

Off-campus access

Library databases require a login from off-campus!

  • ACES username is required for login
  • ACES password is your password for login

What does the login page look like?


San Antonio College Library
Located in the Moody Learning Center (MLC), floors 2-4
1819 North Main Avenue., San Antonio, TX 78212
Call us: (210) 486-0570 | Send Email