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Basic Library Instruction: Online Reference Resources

Resources to support your ideas, papers and projects: f you are viewing this guide, your professor has probably given you a research assignment. When doing research in college, you professor will specify that you use scholarly journals, academic journals

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Library's Databases, Periodicals or Articles Connection

What's the connection between library databases, periodicals, and articles?

Library databases provide electronic access to articles published in periodicals.

  • You can search for articles within a database by topic keywords, author, title, and other criteria.
  • Different databases provide access to different types of articles. Read the database's description to get an idea of its content.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article


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