HIST 1302 The United States From 1865

Evaluate Articles: Scholarly or Non-Scholarly?

Your professors will ask you to use scholarly sources (i.e. scholarly articles) in your work. This video will show you how to tell if an article is scholarly.


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Working with Journal Articles

Not all articles are available in online and full text for free. While getting your hands on full text articles may seem difficult, it is actually easy if you follow certain steps. The link below will provide you with a flowchart on how to access full text articles.

The most important piece of information you need to have in order to find full text articles is the citation. The citation consists of:

-Name of the journal

-Author of the article

-Name of the article

-Year the article was published

-Volume and (if listed) issue number

-Page number

-ISBN number (helpful but not necessary)

Once you have this information, you can search other databases and websites to find the article. If we do not have the article in any of our collections, you can provide the library with your citation and request the article from Interlibrary Loan.