Q. How do I go about finding scholarly resources?
Here are step-by-step instructions for finding a scholarly article:
- Start at the Online Resources.
- Click on a subject area that matches your topic.
- Select one of the databases to begin your search.
- Log in with your library card number (On the back of your student ID).
- Enter your keywords.
- Check the box labeled peer-reviewed, which is sometimes under Advanced Search.
- 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.
If you are looking for scholarly books, you can check the Library catalog by clicking on the Books/Ebooks from the Baker Library's website.
Scholarly books will:
- List an author's credentials
- Be published by a university press
- and includes lots of in-text reference citations and long bibliographies of their sources
Thank you for using ASK US! We hope this answers your question. If you need further assistance please contact your campus librarian.