How do I access the library to find scholarly journals?
Here are step-by-step instructions for finding a scholarly journal article:
- Start at the Online Resources.
- Choose a subject category, depending on the class.
- Choose a database.
Helpful hint: Look for Infotrac, EBSCO, or ProQuest in the name of the database--They have an option to limit your search to scholarly articles.
- Log in with your Library Card number from the back of your student ID.
- Enter your search terms in the search box(es).
- Check the box peer-reviewed journal or scholarly which is sometimes under Advanced Search.
- Make sure the checkbox next to full-text is checked.
- All the articles you find this way will be considered scholarly.
IMPORTANT: Stay away from Editorials, Letters to the Editor, Book Reviews and similar items. THESE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE SOURCES FOR A RESEARCH PAPER, EVEN IF THEY ARE FROM A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL.