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Research Starter - PUBR 301: Ebsco Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service Advanced Search

You can also search the library's other databases for information about your topic. 

Search EBSCO Discovery Service for Examples of Argumentative Essays

Search Strategy

If you want to search EBSCO Discovery Service for examples of argumentative essays, try this search strategy.

Go to the library's homepage at  Once on the homepage, choose "Advanced Search" from the EBSCO Discovery Service box in the center of the page.  

Once you click on the "Advanced Search" option, you will be required to enter in the library's username and password on order to access the databases from off campus.  This information can be found in Moodle (see the username and password video). 

After you have entered in the library username and password, you will be taken to the EBSCO Discovery Service.  Here you can search through a large majority of the library's database.  Follow the directions below to find examples of argumentative essays. 

  1. Enter your broad topic into the first search box.  Examples include abortion, global warming, gun control, capital punishment, and immigration. 
    • Note:  If your first search doesn't have many results or you don't find what you are looking for, explore different words to represent your topic.  For example, in place of "global warming" you might try the term "climate change." 
  2. From the drop down menu choose "Subject Terms."
  3. In the second search box, type in the word "Editorial."  This will help to limit your results to argumentative essays.
  4. Leave the second dropdown menu as "Select a Field" as this will allow EBSCO to look through the entire article for the term editorial. 
  5. Click search.