1. What are scholarly journal
0 Scholarly journal articles are those written by experts
and researchers in the field you are studying.
0 They are the gold standard for quality in sources for
your research, and your instructors often require you
to use them.
0 You will find them most easily through the library
0 They are also known as peer-reviewed articles,
academic journal articles, and refereed articles.
2. The Library Website
3. Type your topic or search
terms into the box on the
library home page, and click
4. Refine your results
0 First, click on the “Peer Reviewed Journals” link just
to the left of the list of results.
5. Next, narrow your date range
0 The results list is in order of relevance, which means
that the best results should be at the top of the list.
0 So, some of your results might be too old.
0 Narrow the results with the “Publication Date” links
on the menu at the left.
0 Choose the newest date (you may have to do this two
or three times) until the results are within the date
range you need (usually, instructors want you to use
sources that are no more than five years old).
6. Using your results
0 Now all of your articles are new enough, and still
arranged in order of relevance.
0 Now you can begin to choose the articles you want to
0 To read an article, click on “Read Article” below the
0 You will be asked to sign in. Your Borrower ID is your
student ID #, and your PIN is the last four digits of
your Social Security number.
7. Read the article
0Click on “PDF Full Text” to the left of the
0If you have a choice between PDF and HTML
Full Text, choose PDF.
0PDF articles come with page numbers. If you
use a quote from your article in your paper,
you will need the page number. HTML does
not have page numbers.
0(Note the name of the database from which
the article comes. It is usually near the top of
the page. In this case, the database is Business
8. Using article tools
0Look at the “Tools” menu at the right of
0From here, you can print the article, or
email it to yourself
0You can also print or save the article by
using the icons that appear at the
bottom of the article when you mouse
over the area.
9. Citing the Article
0 Under the Tools menu, find the icon that looks like a
yellow sheet of paper.
0 When you mouse over it, it will say “Cite.”
0 Click on that, then choose your citation style (APA or
MLA) from the list.
0 You can copy and paste the citation into your works
cited or references page.
0 Note: the citation may not be 100% correct. Check
with an APA or MLA style guide for the correct format.
0 This does not give you the in-text citation.
10. Need more help? Call 386-506-3055 or 386-785-2017
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