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Finding Credible Sources for ENG 1100: Find Scholarly Articles

What is a scholarly article?

New knowledge is often introduced through peer-reviewed research and published in scholarly journals.

Look for Scholarly Articles Here

Sample search terms for databases

popular culture
gambling and "economic aspects"

anorexia and treatment

Tip! How to Get Full Text

image of find it button

When searching for journal articles, you will notice the Find it button on many of your search results. Clicking on the Find it button will open a menu page which will show you where you can find the full-text of the article.

What is a database and why do you need it?

Choosing a Database

Article databases provide you with 24-7 access to magazine, journal and newspaper articles. To help you identify the most appropriate database for your topic/subject:


You can tell a database to only retrieve scholarly articles by using it's limit or advanced search features.  in Academic Search Complete, for example, after you conduct your keyword search, you can select "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" in the left menu.

WARNING:  Remember to evaluate the content of the article before you decide it's scholarly.  Some scholarly, peer-reviewed journals publish editorials or book reviews, and those will be present in your results if you've selected "scholarly (peer reviewed) journals" although they are NOT scholarly articles.

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