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Locating articles can be tricky. Use the video tutorials below to get an idea of what to look for in a scholarly article. You may then use the search widgets 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 at the bottom of the page.
What is a Scholarly Article?
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.
JSTOR consists entirely of scholarly journal articles from titles in various disciplines. Topics include: archeology, art & art history, Asian studies, biology, botany, business, ecology, economics, education, history, language & literature, law, music, psychology, political science, sociology, and more.
Contains more than 2,000 news sources from around the country including St Louis Post Dispatch and the Kansas City Star. Find diverse perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.
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Controversial Issues Databases
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.
Issues & Controversies
Updated weekly, with an extensive back-file, Issues & Controversies offers in-depth articles—each presenting both sides of an issue clearly, coherently, and without bias—made to inspire thought-provoking debates.
Use these resources as a starting place. These encyclopedias and reference sources are not apporpriate sources to cite in your paper, but they are a good way to gain a fundimental understanding of a topic. Doing so will help you discover useful search terms, and to have a solid jumping-off point for the rest of your research. You can also use the read features on Britannica Online to make sure you are pronouncing difficult terms correctly.
Combines Encyclopædia Britannica and Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, periodicals, atlas, world data, the Classics, biographies, news, and multimedia.