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An indispensable online resource covering the fundamentals of quality writing, from the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research. Also provides a wealth of vocabulary-building reference dictionaries.
Wide ranging credible scholarship on many topics. Literature, short stories, poetry, science and social sciences are well covered. This is a great database to begin research. It is a sound academic replacement for Wikipedia.
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Borrower ID is your student ID G# (for example: G00123456)
PIN is last 4 digits of G# (in the example: 3456)
How To Identify a Scholarly Article
TIPS: Scholarly sources are those produced and reviewed by people with recognized expertise in a particular field of study. Scholarly articles are found in scholarly journals - sometimes called peer-reviewed journals. SCF subscribes to databases that provide these academic resources.
To find a scholarly article in a database you can often check a box that limits your search to peer-reviewed journals. This box is sometimes found on a Basic Search, but almost always on an Advanced Search in a database.
Ways to identify an online scholarly or peer-reviewed article:
Author(s) - Clearly identified author(s) usually with credentials
References - lists of works cited at the end
Title - usually descriptive, lengthy and uses professional terms
Length - is the article 5 pages or longer?
Ask - check with your Librarian or Professor
Review - look at the elements of the article. Make sure it has what the assignment requires, such as, tables, conclusions, methodology and other research articles elements.
To learn more about the difference between scholarly and popular articles, check out the links below.