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COMM 100 Library Research Guide O'Sullivan: Scholarly journal articles

In the research process: ARTICLES

1. Explore topic context & primary sources (the open web)
2. Learn the background (library catalog: books)
3. Discover scholarly conversations 
(library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)

Searching Library Databases

Searching in Academic Search Ultimate
 
1. Search:  sustainability  = 100,00+

2. Add:  college campus = 337

3. Narrow further by adding:  program = 138

4. This list contains newspaper, magazine, and scholarly journal articles. Decide whether or not to LIMIT results to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

5. Let's review the an article's record and tools.

6. Search your own topic. Find a potentially useful article, and add the citation to RefWorks.


General Databases:

Differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals