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EN282 Literature & Media Studies   Tags: liberal_arts, literature, media_studies  

Use this research guide to learn what scholarly articles are, how to search for them, and where to find full text articles.
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Research, using the resources in the library or any question that you have about anything that interests you!
My favorite books are:
Discworld and anything by Terry Pratchett, Steel Beach by John Varley (& his short stories), Bellweather/Connie Willis, Casino Royale/Ian Fleming, all Sherlock Holmes/Arthur Conan Doyle, Battle Royale/Koushun Takami, Ghost in the Shell/Masamune Shirow, This Side of Paradise/F. Scott Fitzgerald, War for the Oaks/Emma Bull, Charles De Lint's urban fantasy, Wuthering Heights/Emily Bronte and any folklore from Andrew Lang or the Pantheon Folklore Library


Use this research guide to learn what scholarly articles are, how to search for them, and where to find full text articles.  

First, make sure you read the Duke University Libraries' guide to understanding Popular Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals.

Then, use the ProQuest and Academic Search Complete tabs to find the most useful databases for your research.  Make sure you watch the videos, which show you specifically how to search for full-text scholarly journals, including reviews. 

Next, click on the Find Full Text Articles tab to see how you can track down copies of articles when you only have the citation.

Don't forget to explore the Ebooks and Books tabs as well.  The ebrary database is an entire virtual library online.  And we have many copies of books relating to your assignment in the library as well.

If you have ANY questions at all about how to do this, email your Research Librarians, Sarah and Jennifer.  Or, simply drop by the front desk in the library, and our staff  can help you.  Remember that you can get extra credit for making an appointment with a research consultant for help.

Popular Magazine vs. Scholarly Journal

What's the difference between a popular magazine and a scholarly journal?  Follow the link below for a great explanations from Duke University Libraries and Washington University Libraries!

Why does it matter which one I use? It matters a lot! Depending on your research, you might need to make sure that you're using articles from a peer-reviewed academic source (scholarly journals).  The link below will help you to identify when you're looking at a scholarly journal.



Catalog Record

The catalog record describes the item that's in the library. It usually includes the title, author, physical description, location, call number, status (available/checked out) and other notes about the item.


A citation is a reference to a published or unpublished source.  Citations can be found in articles, books and other recorded materials.  There are several different citation styles, including MLA (Modern Language Assocation), APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago and Turabian.


Indexes provide subject, author, and/or title indexing to a particular set of periodicals and gives a full citation for each article.


A bibliography is a group of citations. These are often found at the end of books or articles.  It may also be called "Works Cited."


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