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Critical Thinking

Places to Look for Scholarly Research

Searching Academic Databases

  1. The first place to look is Academic Search Complete  and Proquest Central

  2. The second place to look is a subject based research guide

  3. The third place to look is General Library Search Tool

    • Use Advanced Search

    • Filter by Scholarly & last 5-10 years (consult your professor)

    • Use other filters

      1. Journal Articles

      2. Subject Terms

Google Scholar Search

Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the Web. A drawback is that not all articles are free.

Information Needed for Annotated Bibliography

  1. brief summary of the article

  2. Why is this a good article for your research question/thesis statement

  3. Does this article provide similar ideas as the other article(s) you have found? If so, does the information agree or disagree with the other article(s)? Explain: