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Resources for students in the Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Science ICE classes.
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Identifying Scholarly Works


Scholarly books and journals can be identified by looking for various distinguishing characteristics.

The author of a scholarly work is usually a professor or a noted expert in a field. Popular works may be written by anyone.

Scholarly works contain only limited advertising.

Scholarly works are written on a more advanced level and use the jargon of the specific profession. Popular works are written for a more general audience.

Popular works rarely contain scholarly citations or footnotes. Scholarly works nearly always will.

Scholarly works undergo a stringent process known as peer review. Popular works do not.

Scholarly works include books issued by a scholarly or university press and journals such as the American Historical Review or the Journal of American History.

Popular works include books issued by popular presses intended for a wide audience and magazines such as Time and Newsweek.

When in doubt you can always ask a librarian.


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General Databases

  • Academic Search Ultimate  Icon
    This database provides access to more than 13,500 full-text journals covering all branches of scholarly knowledge.
  • Biography Reference Center
    Biography Reference Centerâ„¢ offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
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    Business Source Ultimate is a comprehensive business database providing access to an enormous collection of books, case studies, company profiles, industry reports, SWOT analyses, trade journals and academic business journals.
  • CQ Electronic Library
    Provides access to the CQ Researcher collection of issue papers.
  • ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
    ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center , provides access to over 2,200 educational digests and provides abstracts and bibliographic data for nearly 1,000 education and education related journals as well as the ERIC microfiche collection.
  • Films on Demand  Icon
    This resource provides access to thousands of documentary films across a broad range of disciplines.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Provides access to a large number of reference titles in full text.
  • Google Scholar
    Provides scholarly resources in all subject areas.
    JSTOR provides extensive full-text articles in a variety of fields including history, political science, business, economics, literature, and environmental science.
  • LexisNexis Academic  Icon
    LexisNexis Academic provides access to a variety of legal, business, and news resources.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Points of View Reference Center provides full-text content pertaining to hundreds of topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (affirmative argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database  Icon
    PQDT provides nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to the present day together with over 1 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.

Recommended Print Sources

How to do a research project : a guide for undergraduate students - Colin Robson
Call Number: RD 808.0663 R576h 2007
This book is located at the reference desk in the reference room on the 2nd floor of CTB.

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