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When locating scholarly research and data, it is best to start with the resources below instead of going directly to Google. You will save time by not having to sift through different types of information to find what you need, and you will be able to tell quickly whether or not the information is reliable and trustworthy.
Using Google Scholar
Google Scholar is an excellent tool for locating scholarly research and scientific data from a variety of sources. It also searches for articles in JSTOR. Some of the articles from other sources you might not be able to read from the link in Google Scholar (since they are pay to read sites) but you might be able to find the article in one of our other databases.
Use the link below to access Google Scholar, and try different keywords to find what you need.
Google Scholar Search Tips: check out this link to learn how to maximize your search!
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
This is a database of scholarly and academic journals, and offers hundreds of thousands of articles published by scholars. Use the Advanced Search feature to narrow down your search and assist the search engine in locating what you need.
Gale in Context: Science This link opens in a new window
This database will have popular articles, news articles, as well as academic journals. When you search, make sure to look at the menu options on the right side of the screen and click on the type of source you want to browse.
EbscoHost This link opens in a new window
Because this is a hosting site, you will need to select the database that you want to use by reading the description of the types of resources found in each database. For Academic Journals, try using Masterfile Main Edition, Academic Search Main Edition, and Masterfile Premier.