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Finding Scholarly Articles
Once you've completed some preliminary research, you're ready to start digging in to find more scholarly sources. Depending on exactly what you're focusing on, you could end up exploring databases relating to business, health, education, and so on.
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Provides topic overviews as well as collects a variety of sources, including statistics, reference materials, journal articles, news articles, images, and audio broadcasts.
Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
Military & Government Collection
Full-text journal articles and magazines on military and political topics, plus books, reports, government documents, etc.
While the databases all function in more or less the same way, the way they pull out scholarly articles can vary. Look for any search options that specifically say "peer-reviewed/scholarly articles" to limit your results.
Google Scholar is sort of like Google's version of our research databases in that it indexes scholarly content, making it easier to pick out than if you did just a normal Google Search. However, you're less likely to have direct access to these otherwise expensive resources. If you find an article that's not available on the free web, you can request a copy using our inter-library loan form to have a copy tracked down and emailed to you.
Google Scholar Guide
Google Scholar is another search tool for locating scholarly content. This guide will explain how to adjust the settings to find links to LSC content and use GS in more depth.
How to Read a Scholarly Research Article