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COMS 225: Argumentation

Welcome and Introduction

The following Library and internet resources are geared toward CSUN students studying argumentation and related issues. 

Using Keywords and Boolean Operators

Keywords can be combined with other keywords using the AND operator to narrow your topic.

  • rent control AND gentrification
  • affordable housing AND gentrification

Keywords can be combined with synonyms using OR to broaden your search. 

  • rent control OR rent ceiling
  • legislation OR laws
  • affordability OR equity

Quotation marks can be used to search phrases.

  • "rent control"
  • "housing discrimination"

Putting these terms in quotes means that the words will be searched as a phrase rather than each word searched separately.

Terms in quotes can be combined with Boolean operators.

  • gentrification AND "rent control"

Search Strategies

Check out this video to learn how to manipulate your search to get the resources you need.

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