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Locating articles can be tricky. Use the tutorial on the right, and the video below to get an idea of what to look for in a scholarly article. You may then use the search widgets below to begin your quest for a scholarly article. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian by coming in to the library, or using the chat, text, and email tools below.
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Use these resources as a starting place. These encyclopedias and reference sources are not appropriate sources to cite in your paper, but they are a good way to gain a fundamental understanding of a topic. Doing so will help you discover useful search terms, and have a solid jumping-off point for the rest of your research.
Combines Encyclopædia Britannica and Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, periodicals, atlas, world data, the Classics, biographies, news, and multimedia.
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, it includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. Scholarly content covers a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.
Other Databases for Controversial Topics
Weekly reports offer in-depth, unbiased coverage of pressing political or social issues including health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Originally created as a means to inform government elected officials about important topics. Covers 1923-present.
SIRS Knowledge Source
Contains information on controversial topics of current interest. Provides topic overviews, links, full-text popular sources, multimedia, and websites that are carefully selected from thousands of domestic and international sources.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find pro and con viewpoint articles on controversial topics. Includes periodical articles along with thousands of podcasts.
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