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Here are step-by-step instructions for finding a scholarly article:
- First, click on the Databases tab from our home page: library.citadel.edu OR click on the Start Your Research tab and select the subject you are searching in.
- Choose a database.
Note:Look for EBSCO, ProQuest, FirstSearch, WilsonWeb or Elsevier in the name of the
database--all of these databases have an option to limit your search to scholarly articles.
- Enter your search terms in the search box(es).
- Find the checkboxes labeled "scholarly", "peer-reviewed", "academic", or "refereed". These will usually be located below the search box.
- Check the checkbox.
- Hit the search button.
All the articles you find this way will be considered scholarly.
IMPORTANT: Stay away from Editorials, Letters to the Editor, Book Reviews and similar items. THESE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE SOURCES FOR A RESEARCH PAPER, EVEN IF THEY ARE FROM A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL.