This activity is designed to get you started for your Article Review assignment, which will help you with your Research/Historiographical Project.
Assignment details. You need to review:
Can you find one today that fits this criteria?
Tips for evaluating an article for scholarliness:
We will examine three random articles from the Padlet as a class and see if they fit the assignment criteria at the end.
You may be familiar with Google Scholar, but the Library subscribes to hundreds of databases that give you info only found on the "deep web" behind a paywall. Below are some good databases for your historical research.
To get a list of all the databases available at SCU, go to the Library's website and click the DATABASES tab. From there you can specifically look at the history databases.
Articles found in the following journals might be particularly relevant for your topics. Click on the link to access a journal and browse it or search inside it.
What's the difference between a journal and a database? The databases above contain the full-text of dozens of journals, so it is a wider search. By searching or browsing the contents of only one journal, as you can do with the links below, you are doing a much more narrow and targeted search.
Just enter keywords describing your topic. Use the connector AND between your keywords or enter keywords in different search boxes. For example if you are interested in the role Teddy Roosevelt played in the creation of the National Parks, you would do a search like this:
-Use quotation marks around a phrase, such as "National Parks".
-You can use synonyms or related terms to describe your topics. For example, "National Parks" or Conservation.
-You can also use an asterisk at the end of a word to retrieve various endings. For example, park* would retrieve park, parks, and parking
When you look at your list of results in the database, if the full-text of an article is not readily available, click on the link to see if it's available in another database or in print in the library.
If it's not, you will have the option of using the Interlibrary Loan Service. It's free and very fast!