Q. Can you please tell me how to find the following: scholarly books and articles.


To find books/e-books, start at the Library website and click on Books/eBooks. You can search in the Book Catalog.

To find a scholarly article:

  1. First, go to the Online Resources - Subject List.
  2. Choose a subject category that matches your topic.
  3. Choose a database.
    Note:Look for ProQuest, Infotrac, EBSCO, FirstSearch, WilsonWeb  or Elsevier in the name of the
    database--all of these databases (outside of the News/Current Events section) have an option to limit
    your search to scholarly articles.
  4. Log in with your Library Card # (from the back of your Baker Student ID).
  5. Enter your search terms in the search box(es).
  6. Find the checkboxes labeled "scholarly", "peer-reviewed", "academic", or "refereed". These will usually be  located below the search box.
  7. Check the checkbox.
  8. If desired, check the checkbox next to "full-text" so that articles will be instantly available.
  9. Hit the search button.
    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.

  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  • Answered By Baker Librarians

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