Q. Can you please tell me how to find the following: scholarly books and articles.
To find a scholarly article:
- First, go to the Online Resources - Subject List.
- Choose a subject category that matches your topic.
- 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.
- Log in with your Library Card # (from the back of your Baker Student ID).
- Enter your search terms in the search box(es).
- Find the checkboxes labeled "scholarly", "peer-reviewed", "academic", or "refereed". These will usually be located below the search box.
- Check the checkbox.
- If desired, check the checkbox next to "full-text" so that articles will be instantly available.
- 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.
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