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ENVR 300 Research Methods - Lewis/Hall: Find articles

Literature Review

Journal Articles (which you can search through the techniques
and links provided here) are going to be an important part of your research paper!

+In the research process: ARTICLES

This guide should help you:

Form an approach to initiating an assignment.
Identify the use of information sources based on the type of information (i.e. books for background)

Use keywords from a research question or statement to search.


Distinguish differences between popular and scholarly articles.

Explore topics for your paper or project. What motivates you?

Explore the library's information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.
Draft & revise with help from librarians & departments in the GAC

Library Search Engines

Start with these databases (linked below):

  • Academic Search Ultimate
  • Science Direct
  • Web of Science

Identifying Primary Vs. Secondary Research Articles

Outward differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals

Article Databases: By Subject and A-Z List