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Scholarly articles are found in journals. These journals are in the LSCS databases listed below. In addition to journal articles, these databases contain newspaper and magazine articles. You can limit your search to scholarly articles, create strategies to focus your search, and find citation tools in these sources.
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Full text from over 500 journals for communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.
Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
How to Read a Scholarly Research Article
Tutorial: Reading Scholarly Articles
This activity will help break down the elements of a scholarly article.
Managing Your Research
While conducting research you will need to capture the articles and associated citations. Your process will be very individual, but be consistent and choose a tool to help organize your research. Some suggested tools below:
OneDrive - Cloud storage from Microsoft Office 365. 1 TB free for Lone Star College students.
Evernote - The Basic version is free. Works across all mobile devices. Create notebooks for each course or writing assignment. Be sure to download the Web Clipper as well.
Zotero - Zotero is a free, open access extension that runs in the Firefox and Chrome browsers that's designed to gather, download, and tag your research. Helpful tutorials.
EasyBib - Citation generator that is free for MLA.