You may be wondering what we mean when we refer to scholarly versus popular.
Learn more: What is Scholarly?
While we're at it, how about a few more key terms...
Are you looking especially for peer-reviewed articles?
Proper citation is an important part of scholarly writing. It allows for readers to observe the scholarly conversation in which you are participating as an author and confirms that you aren't plagiarizing, or claiming another person's work as your own.
Citation is a standard - meaning it is a list of rules that is established by a discipline or journal. Pay close attention to the rules (spacing, punctuation, and style matter!) and you will be fine.
To get the full text of an article, consider the following options:
- If you are in Encompass Search or a library database, look for "Check for Full Text buttons," "Access Online," or "Check eResources" buttons. These buttons will take you the full text of the article or tell you that the full text cannot be found. If the full text is not available from Trexler Library, look for buttons to request the item from another library via interlibrary loan. Or go directly to the interlibrary loan request forms.
- If you have citation information for the article (i.e., journal title, article title, publication year, etc.), type the information about your article in Encompass Search on the library website. If the library subscribes to the full text, you will be directed to the article (see first bullet above). If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.
- If Trexler Library does not have access to the full text of the article, search Google Scholar by article title to see if the author has made a copy freely available online. If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.