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ENG 112: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984): Articles

Search for resources with information about the themes presented in George Orwell's book 1984.

Search for Articles:

Use these databases to search for articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Search Examples:

Examples of what you could type into an article database search box. 

  • Orwell AND 1984
  • (1984 OR "Nineteen Eighty-Four") AND Orwell
  • "Nineteen Eighty-Four" AND totalitarianism
  • censorship AND government
  • "thought police" AND Orwell
  • "police state" AND surveillance AND privacy

Video Tutorial:

This video will demonstrate how to search an article database.

Search Tips:

Join keywords with AND, OR, or NOT

  • Orwell AND 1984
  • 1984 OR "nineteen eighty-four"

Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase

  • "thought control"
  • "big brother"
  • "police state"

Try different words or phrases

  • government, police, law enforcement, regulations, legal

Use an asterisk

  • Orwell* will find Orwell, Orwell's, Orwellian, etc.

Limit by publication date

  • This is very important if you are researching a current topic.

Article Examples:

These are just a few examples. Search the article databases listed on this page to find more.

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