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Scholarly: Types of Articles
There are two main types of scholarly articles you'll come across in the databases: literature reviews and empirical studies. Both may be scholarly, peer-reviewed sources, but empirical studies are primary sources that report on the results of a study.
Suggested Databases for Chemistry
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
This full-text, weekly multidisciplinary scientific journal publishes original peer-reviewed research and noteworthy science news (1997 to the present).
Science & Technology Collection
Over 800 full-text journals; topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computing, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology.
Gale in Context: Science
Articles, experiments, videos, and podcasts on the most significant science topics of today. Contains magazine as well as academic journal and news articles.
This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
PLOS (Public Library of Science)
PLoS features "peer-reviewed, open access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles."
SciTech Premium Collection
Full-text from an international collection of scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
Sustainability Reference Center
Provides full text for industry-leading journals, magazines, books, trade publications on sustainability initiative management.
How to Read a Scholarly Research Article
How to Navigate to the Databases
Academic Video Online: Premium
Limited historical news reports, documentaries, instructional materials, and full-length videos on various topics.
Films on Demand
High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC and PBS.
Tutorial: Reading Scholarly Articles
This activity will help break down the elements of a scholarly article.