Finding Scholarly Articles


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Finding Scholarly Articles

  1. 1. What are scholarly journal articles?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 website. 0 They are also known as peer-reviewed articles, academic journal articles, and refereed articles.
  2. 2. The Library Website0
  3. 3. Type your topic or search terms into the box on thelibrary home page, and click on “Search.”
  4. 4. Refine your results0 First, click on the “Peer Reviewed Journals” link just above the list of results.
  5. 5. Next, narrow your date range0 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. 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 use. 0 To read an article, click on “Read Article” below the article details.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. 7. Read the article 0 Click on “PDF Full Text” to the left of the article description0 If you have a choice between PDF and HTML Full Text, choose PDF.0 PDF 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 Source Complete.)
  8. 8. Using article tools0Look at the “Tools” menu at the right of the page0From here, you can print the article, or email it to yourself0You can also print or save the article by using the icons at the upper left corner of the article
  9. 9. Citing the Article0 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.
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