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Recommended Starting Points to Find Articles
Not sure where to start looking for articles? Try
Otherwise, select a database in the broad category that describes your topic.
You may need to check several places in order to locate the best information on your topic.
Review this short lesson if you need instructions on how to use databases to find articles.
Ask a Librarian for help if you are frustrated or confused.
- Academic Search Complete *(Scholarly and news articles on a variety of topics)
- Gale Virtual Reference Library *(Background information on all topics)
- Web of Science *(Arts and humanities, social sciences, and science)
- JSTOR *(Archive of scholarly journals in humanities, social science, and science)
- LexisNexis™ *(News, business, and legal information)
- Proquest Congressional Publications*(Government information)
- CQ Researcher *(Current and controversial issues)
- Oxford English Dictionary (OED)* (Contains the meaning, history, and pronounciation of words)
- ProQuest Dissertations and Theses *(Dissertations in arts, humanities, social sciences and science)
- Google Scholar (Provides an easy way to search for scholarly literature in many disciplines.)
How To Read a Scholarly Article
This short lesson from the University of Texas, San Antonio, will teach you to read a scholarly article efficiently and effectively.
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