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English Language Practice
This guide is intended to help users find reading material for English language practice for college-level students.
To create a free EBSCOhost account and access additional features such as saving preferences, research organization and sharing, saving and retrieving search history, etc., click on the Sign in link in the upper right corner of any page.
Articles in HTML format can be read aloud using the Text-To-Speech feature.
Enclose terms in quotation marks to search for exact phrases: “consumer behavior”
Use the asterisk (*) to find variant endings of a root word: comput* will find computer, computers, computing, etc.
Use the options in the Refine Search section on the left to further focus your results.
To search for company information, first perform a basic search using the company name. When the results page appears, click on the desired company name under Company Information on the right.
For help using and searching this database, click on Help in the upper right-hand corner.
If full text is not available, copy the records you want, paste them into an email, and send them to email@example.com. Please include:
Daytime phone number
Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student
Whether you’re a Daytona Beach or Worldwide student
Once in the database, scroll (beneath the search bar) until you see the drop-down menu for Number of Pages to narrow down search results by page count.
Selecting Publication Type may also be beneficial.
NewsBank is especially good for finding material for reading since newspapers tend to have easier-to-read language.
Once in the database, click your desired geographical area.
Use keywords to search.
On the left-hand side of the results page, use the Source Type option to narrow down search results.