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Your professor has probably asked you to use scholarly or journal articles in your research. Why are they valued?
- Scrutinized and reviewed prior to publication
- Place where new research is revealed
- Published more frequently than books
- Can direct you to more information (i.e. bibliographies)
- Sources for illustrative examples to support research
What to look for:
- Authors' affiliations (i.e. university where research took place)
- Often an abstract (summary) will be present
- Bibliography and footnotes
- An introduction, methodology, and conclusion
(in the Sciences especially)
Research Databases and Indexes
Provides access to full-text journals from Elsevier Science focusing primarily on the sciences but includes disciplines such as arts and humanities, management, and the social sciences.
Provides access to 300+ fully searchable engineering reference and textbooks. You will also find books from the popular Schaum Outlines series which provide sound introductory information in most scientific disciplines.