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ENGL 102: Composition II, Desiree Simons

Research guide for Desiree Simons' English 102 course.

Article Databases

Additional suggestion for English 102 ARE students:

Database Search Tips

  • Note which search terms are most effective and which ones are less helpful.
  • Try various combinations of search terms or try related words or synonyms.
  • Use the search filters narrow results by
    • date of publication (you can choose a range of dates that are relevant to your topic)
    • source type (for example, you can limit results to only show scholarly/peer-reviewed articles)
    • full-text
  • In addition to the databases recommended above, the library has more to explore: A-Z Databases.

Sections of a Scholarly Article & Tips for How to Read One

  • Title
  • Author
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Charts, Graphs, Equations
  • Article Text
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Publication

Tips and tricks on how to read scholarly articles (it's not like reading other stuff).

Scholarly vs Popular Sources

What is the Peer Review Process?

Scholarly articles go through the peer-review process. The following video describes this process.

Need more help?

Need more help finding articles? Librarians are ready to help! See the Ask the Library page for ways to contact a librarian.