Using Scholarly Articles in your ResearchExtended Essay 2011 What is a Scholarly Article? Where to find them:
Open Access Journals
Extended Essays require the use of Scholarly Articles Extended Essays require that you include scholarly articles in their research papers. But how can you tell the difference between a scholarly publication and a popular one that's written for a general audience?
What are Scholarly Articles? A scholarly article or book is generally based on original research or experimentation. It is written by a researcher or expert in the field who is often affiliated with a college or university. Source: Adapted from: library.queensu.ca/webisi/survivalguide/glossary.html
Is it Scholarly? Or not…. Take a look at these magazines and see if you think they are scholarly.
Is it Scholarly or Popular?
Why Is It Important To Use Scholarly Sources For A Research Paper? Building Blocks of Knowledge Scholarship builds on previous ideas and discoveries. Creating a Path to Discovery Researchers credit those ideas and discoveries through citations (references). New Knowledge is Created Students write papers and cite researchers, and become the next generation of researchers. you’ll need to credit those researchers ideas in your own paper! for example, medical care keeps getting better because of research! And, of course, it’s important to use scholarly sources because your instructor told you to!
EBSCO: Set of databases subscribed to by Harbor School
Choose the Databases you want
Choose Academic Search Elite Now type in your key words and phrases to find articles
Google Scholar Google Scholar is a specialized search engine which looks much like Google web search, but searches only for scholarly articles and books. The search results include: Citations for articles Links to free or fee-based full-text articles. Fee based articles may be available free from the KAUST University Library http://scholar.google.com
When is Google Scholar best to use? Initial searching for scholarly literature When a particular article from a specific journal needed Quickly find a relevant article - search results sorted by relevancy. Relevance ranking takes into account the full text of each article, the article's author, the publication in which the article appeared and how often it has been cited in scholarly literature. http://libwww.syr.edu/instruction/questions/Google-Scholar.htm
Phrase Search Phrase search: as in regular Google, you can enclose a phrase in quotation marks to indicate that you only want to search for those words together, in that order. For example: "world war I" or "united states" or "Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura"
Title Search Title search: use the operator "intitle:" to search for your keywords only in the title of the article. For example, intitle:ethnography will search for articles that have the word ethnography in the title (otherwise, Google Scholar looks for the word anywhere in the citation).
Author Search Author search: use the operator "author:" to search for an author by name. For example, author:"smithja" searches for an author with the last name Smith, and the initials J.A.
Advanced Search Advanced search Here you can search by author, publication date or journal title, or limit your search to a particular subject area. Find more detailed instruction on these search tips and more at Google Scholar Advanced Search Tips.
Coverage in Google Scholar At present, limited subset of scholarly literature. It is large, but it’s only a small fraction of what’s available. What journals and databases are covered? How far back? You can not browse journals Beta version – growing and has a great potential Some Humanities and Social Sciences covered but mainly science and technology
KAUST University Federated Search http://library.kaust.edu.sa/
Open Access Resources http://www.doaj.org/
Please try out these databases See if you can find at least two Scholarly Articles to use in your research Save them in a folder on your desktop