Answered By: Nicole Montgomery Last Updated: Aug 01, 2018 Views: 413
Many research assignments require you to find and use scholarly articles.
You might also hear the term:
- Not sure where to start? Academic Search Complete is usually a pretty good bet.
- Try using a subject specific database. This is especially helpful for assignments in your major.
- Try a helpful research guide. There is research guide for every major and there just might be a course research guide for your specific class!
- Ask a librarian! You can chat with us online, visit us at the help desk in the Main Library or even schedule a one-on-one research appointment.
Below are a few starting tips to help you find scholarly articles in the Academic Search Complete database.
Step One: Always start at EKU Libraries website to find scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles!
Step Two: Click on the DATABASES link.
Step Three: Don't forget about this tip. You can use the ALL SUBJECTS menu to find a list of recommended, subject specific databases in your field.
Step Four: Not sure where to start? Don't forget about our other tip to try using Academic Search Complete. You'll find it located on the left under POPULAR DATABASES.
Step Five: Academic Search Complete provides you with search boxes to enter your keyword or keywords to find articles.
Step Six: Enter a few keywords relevant to your search. Less is usually better when starting a search.
Step Seven: Look for articles with the academic journal icon in your results list.
Step Eight: You can also limit your search results to show only scholarly articles. Do this by clicking on Academic Journals under Source Types on the left side of your search results.