Before you search, first read ALL the directions on this page.
Then you can adapt the sample search to your own topic.
To argue that this career is a good one (or a bad one) for you, you'll need some specialized information. By the end of this stage, you'll find sources for these specialized answers.
In order to answer these questions, you'll need specialized information--often from articles in scholarly or trade/industry journals.
By searching MegaSearch, you can seek out specific answers to your questions.
See the directions below. (Read them all first)
1. Open MegaSearch--in Advanced mode
2. In the top search box, enter terms for your career.
2. In the next box, describe a requirement (for the job, or for you)
Example: Find about about nursing and working conditions
3. Click search.
Now see the directions in the box under this one.
Your assignment requires 4-6 sources that are scholarly, in-depth, published sources. Trade/industry journals may also work, but check with your instructor.
To find Scholarly journal articles, use the left column of your results page (see the image below).
Now use the directions in the box below.
When you do a search, you may find TONS of results. Or you may find only a few. But the best results are usually near the top.
1. Read the titles of the first 10-20 items.
2. Review the Title, Subject Terms, and Abstract.
Now use the directions below.
You will find a link to the full text of the article to the left of the title.
When you click a PDF, this is what you get. You can scroll through the entire article.
IMPORTANT: Email the article to yourself!
For more on MLA citations, see the Write & Cite tab in this guide.
Ok. You are ready to search! Scroll up to the top of this page, and open MegaSearch