plural ar·ti·cles: a piece of writing about a particular subject that is included in a magazine, newspaper, etc.
▪ a magazine/newspaper article ▪ I just read an interesting article on/about the city's early history. ▪ He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals.
Review this table comparing scholarly and non-scholarly periodicals. It'll help you recognize both types of article.
The library has many databases you can search to find articles for your assignments. Academic Search Ultimate is a good place to begin your search. On-campus access only.
Key in one or two significant words (keywords) into the search box.
Review the result list for an article useful to your research.
Examine the subjects which are assigned to the article to help us understand its content.
Select the subject(s) you think best represents your topic and create a new search strategy using those subject headings.
Your instructor may want you to use scholarly articles in your research. Why are they valued?
What to look for: