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Check out this document to get an in-depth list of criteria to evaluate your article resources to determine if the literature is scholarly or popular in nature.
In most library databases, including our online catalogs, you must use keywords to retrieve relevant results. (As opposed to typing in an entire sentence.) The video tutorial below, created by the library at the University of Missouri-St.Louis, explains how to use keywords to effectively search library databases.
Provides articles from 1,300 scholarly journal titles in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Coverage dates are from the very first issue of each journal (the nineteenth or early twentieth centuries for many) and continues to 2 – 5 years prior to the current year (moving wall).
Multi-disciplinary research or any vocational/technical topic, including technology, healthcare, building trades, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, photography and nursing.
Choosing the Right Database
Your paper topic will determine which library databases to search.
Use the link below to find all library databases with a brief summary of what each covers. Depending on your topic, you may need a more specific database resource.