Q. How do I access the library to find scholarly journals?


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

  1. Start at the Online Resources.  
  2. Choose a subject category, depending on the class.
  3. Choose a database.
    Helpful hint:  Look for EBSCO or ProQuest in the name of the database--They have an option to limit your search to scholarly articles.
  4. Log in with your Library Card number from the back of your student ID.
  5. Enter your search terms in the search box(es).
  6. Check the box peer-reviewed journal or scholarly which is sometimes under Advanced Search.
  7. Make sure the checkbox next to full-text is checked.
  8. 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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  • Last Updated Jul 19, 2019
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