Answered By: Ellen Dambrosio
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016     Views: 113

I went to the Library & Learning Center homepage, then to the Articles & Databases link, and then to EBSCO Databases in the alphabetical database listings. I entered the following, including the quotation marks: "college dropout*" and reasons.

The quotation marks keep the words college and dropout together as a phrase. The * after dropout is a truncation symbol that tells the computer to search for dropout or dropouts (or any other form of the word dropout if there were others). Then I added the word reasons, so only articles containing the phrase college dropout or college dropouts AND the word reasons will display on the results list. 

So go through these articles to see if some of them look useful. If you don't find what you like, try a similar search in our Gale Databases. 

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