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English as a Second Language (ESL)

This guide will help you identify and locate the resources (books, articles, etc.) that you will need for ESL. There is also information available on library services, tools, and other web resources to help you write your papers, and more.

Finding Journals


You can also look for specific journals by title, ISSN, subject or association or browse by subject by using our Periodical Finder.

Databases for Newspapers


Check out the following databases where you can find news articles:

Search for books, articles, and more using the Multi-Search:

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Where to Find Scholarly Articles


The Shapiro Library subscribes numerous databases filled with scholarly articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, and more from thousands of respected publications.

Here is a list of recommended databases for getting started with your research in EFL 501:

Databases for Choosing a Topic


If you need help choosing a topic or need a good overview of an issue try:

Google Scholar


It's true that you can find some high-quality, scholarly articles online. If you're going to search online for articles, make sure to evaluate your sources thoroughly. Check out our Google Like a Librarian guide for search tips or ask a librarian (ask@snhu.libanswers.com) if you need more help.

Google Scholar Search