All of the database resources on this page can be accessed by clicking on the link and using your My Chemeketa/Single Sign-On login if you are not using one of the library's computers.
The Gale Powersearch Subject Guide is a great way to focus a subject. Let's say you're interested in paper folding, but don't know how to turn that into a term paper. You click on the Gale Powersearch link on the database page:
On the Powersearch page, you choose the Subject Guide Search button:
You type in origami and search.
You find the term in the results list, and click on Subdivisions to see specific aspects of origami.
Dozens of choices appear. You scroll down the list and click on an aspect of interest: technology application.
A list of articles appears. You can switch from Magazines to Academic Journals or News if you wish. An article may suggest further ways to focus your effort. For example, after looking at an article on mathematics and origami you might go to the Primo Library Search and look for origami AND mathematics, or origami AND engineering. You would find books, articles and video that you could use for a paper.
If you're looking for a topic to make an argument, try browsing in one of these databases: