To understand what is a scholarly article, go to Research step-by-step, 2) Understand information.
To find a scholarly article:
Options for finding scholarly articles will vary by database, but look for an Advanced Search link or for checkboxes in the left margin of the screen like:
Sometimes an article is only available as a summary in a database. Try using the Journal Finder to see if we have the journal available in full-text in another database. The Journal Finder searches for the journal title, so make sure you have the name of the journal title (not just the article title) and the year the article was published. If you can't find the full text of the article, either look for another article or ask a librarian for assistance.
Using the SDCCD Books+ tab:
Using the A-Z Databases page:
In the Class Schedule: Go to http://schedule.sdccd.edu
In the Campus Bookstore Web Site: Go to https://www.bookstore.sdccd.edu/city/
In your Course Syllabus: Check the syllabus your instructor gave you the first week of class to see what books you need.
The pages below are sponsored by Purdue University Online Writing Center (OWL), a well-known institution. Their web pages have almost as much detail and examples as the official handbooks.
The documents below are quick two-page overviews created by SDCC Librarians of the style guides with samples of the most common formats of resources used in term papers.
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