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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 (multi-subject databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)
Database searching might be more specific; sources speak to argument "parts"
"Video games do not harm kids. In fact, gaming has been used to promote student learning in high schools."
1. In Academic Search Complete: video games = 291,497
2. Add: student learning = 765
3. Narrow further by adding: high school = 62
4. Decide whether or not to limit results by scholarly journals.
Differences betwen scholarly journals and other kinds of periodicals.
5. Search your own topic. Find a potentially useful article.
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Provides abstracts and indexing for 2,650 general periodicals. Full text of articles for nearly 2,000 periodicals, and 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews.
Article Databases: By Subject and A-Z List
Outward differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals