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ENG 2100 - Research Writing and Argumentation: 3d. Find Scholarly Articles

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How do I get the full text of the article?

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.

Are all articles published in journals scholarly?

No.  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. Remember to evaluate the content of the article before you decide it is scholarly. 

How do I know which database to use to find articles about my topic?

To help you identify the most appropriate database for your topic or subject, use these resources:

What is a Scholarly Article?

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

Also known as academic, refereed, or peer-reviewed journals.

Examples: Camera Obscura, Foreign Affairs, Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, Networks

Purpose & Value:  To report on original research or analysis in an academic field or discipline.  

Authors: Professors, researchers or scholars in an academic field or discipline. Credentials are always provided.

: Specialized or technical language of the academic  discipline or field.

Footnotes and/or bibliographies to document the sources of the author’s research.

Publishers:  Professional organizations, universities, research institutes, and  scholarly presses.

Appearance:  Lengthy articles often structured in the following format: abstract, literature review, methodology, results, conclusion, bibliography. graphs, charts or tables supporting the text of the article.

Look for Scholarly Articles

Search Google Scholar

If you search Google Books and Google Scholar instead of just searching basic Google, you can dig deeper into the billions of resources contained in the web. But -  did you know that Google only searches approximately 30% of the web?  Learn more.

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