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ENGL 1A-2A Sports Research (Chen)

This guide was created for Professor Lilly Chen

Workshop Goals Today

Welcome! In the workshop today, you will have the opportunity to:

  1. Explore library databases that provide you with peer-reviewed (academic/scholarly) articles
  2. Practice evaluating sources for relevancy and credibility

Library Brainstorm Activity

Interesting insights on your Library Brainstorm Activity 

Searching vs browsing

Topic starters


E.g. Browse: Education -> Teaching -> Women in the Workplace

Research Starter! Follow the citations. 

It's Critical: Access Peer Reviewed Information Through the Library

Library-provided databases are part of that 90% of information found only in the deep web.

The SCU Library subscribes to hundreds of these databases that are hidden in the deep web.

You have three options to access these databases:

  1. Use the library's website to access the list of databases and select one to enter and search within (see image below indicating where to navigate)
  2. Click the direct link to the databases page to access the list and pick one
  3. Use the curated list of databases on this research guide's articles tab to pick a database, enter it, and search

On the library's website, select the 4th tab titled, databases

The Internet's Own Boy

Clips from The Internet's Own Boy: 

The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Activity: Research Proposal!

Step 1 - Jot down keywords on your brainstorm activity print-out

Step 2 - Pick a database 

A few options:

1) Find it on the Databases tab of the Library’s website

Navigate to the Databases tab

Browse By Title or Browse by Subject  

2) Select a database from the articles tab of this research guide


Step 3 - Start searching


Select Advanced Search 

Use your keywords and other narrowing strategies 

Fill out this Google Form