Q. Can you give me step-by-step instructions on how to find scholarly articles?


Here are step-by-step instructions for finding a scholarly article:

Using Baker Library Search:

  1. Go to the Online Resources.
  2. Enter keywords in the Baker Library Search box.
  3. Click search.
  4. To the left of the results list, find the checkbox labeled Peer Reviewed.
  5. Check the box.
  6. Under Source Types check the box for Academic Journals.
  7. Use your library card number to read the article.

Using a database of your choice:

  1. Go to the Online Resources
  2. Choose a category that matches your topic.
  3. Choose a database.
    Note: Look for ProQuest or EBSCO in the name of the database.
  4. Find the checkbox labeled Peer Reviewed.
  5. Enter keywords for your topic in the search box.
  6. Click search.
  7. Use your library card number from student ID card or on my.baker.edu to read the article.

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 29, 2020
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