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Wescoe Cohorts

Academic vs. Non-Academic Research

For an illustration of how the information sources used in academic research differ from those in non-academic research, compare Wikipedia vs. Scholarpedia .

Reference Works

Reference works are a great way to find recommendations of academic books and journal articles. Here is an example:

Finding Books

Finding Articles

All of the databases below can be accessed by visiting Trexler Library Home Page > Databases A to Z. From home, you will be prompted to enter you last name and college ID (found on your ID card).

Finding Company and Industry Information

All of the databases below can be accessed by visiting the Trexler Library Home Page. From home, you will be prompted to enter you last name and college ID (found on your ID card).

Finding Videos

Trexler Library contains an extensive DVD and VHS collection, that can be viewed in the library or at home. Search for videos in the Trexler Library Catalog (see above).

Citing sources

For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

Or visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue.

For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero

For help with annotated bibliographies, visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab for definitions and format of an annotation.

Articles and books via interlibrary loan

Articles and books not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.