Reading a scholarly article can be challenging for several reasons – not least of which is authors, experts in their fields of study, use professional language that can be overwhelming for undergraduates.
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: