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Library Databases for Scholarly Sources
These are the Library Databases where you will likely find SCHOLARLY Sources, like Journals.
Before searching in these databases make sure you have created a research question and that you have broken it down into keywords.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Thousands of full-text general, education, medical, and business articles and documents. TO LIMIT TO SCHOLARLY ARTICLES CHECK THE "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" BOX.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Covers all disciplines of business, economics, and management. TO LIMIT TO SCHOLARLY ARTICLES CHECK THE "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" BOX.
Includes scholarly journals in history, political science, sociology, math, statistics,and other arts, humanities, and social science fields. NOTICE:
If this image,
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Search the Library Catalog for Scholarly Books
The Library Catalog provides access to both popular and scholarly books. Search a broad topic, such as "business ethics", to see what you can find.
Library Databases for Popular Sources
These are the Library Databases where you will likely find POPULAR sources, like newspapers and magazines.
Find Other Kinds of Scholarly Content
Sometimes other types of scholarly or authoritative content is needed to help defend your paper's thesis.
Try out these resources to find specialized types of content.
Films on Demand: Business and Economics Videos
This collection includes a subsection on ethics and business law.
WARNING: Many of the articles found in a Google Scholar do not include full-text articles without payment. Look for a short link to the right of the main result link. If there is a short link the article may be available for free. NEVER PAY for an article.
The world's largest statistical portal focused on businesses, industries, and media. Also includes infographics and charts.
Scholary Sources VS Popular Sources
- Author: Written by experts (scientists, professors, scholars) in a particular field.
- Audience: Written for other experts in a particular field.
- Language: Very technical and scholarly. Not easily understood.
- Citations: Provide complete and formal citations for sources.
- Review Process: Often reviewed by a panel of scholars in the field being studied. (Peer-Reviewed)
- Author: Written by professional writers, journalists, or members of the general public.
- Audience: Written for the general public.
- Language: Basic and clear. Easily understood.
- Citations: Provide informal or no citations for sources.
- Review Process: Reviewed by an editor or self-published with no formal review process.
REMEMBER: Popular DOES NOT equal bad. Check with your professors to find out which popular sources they accept.
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