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English 190 (Goggans): What type of resources do I need?

Senior Thesis

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Resources

If you want to locate primary sources, you may search subscription databases from the library but you may also find open archives provided by other organizations and institutions.

"john muir" literature site:.edu (Google search)

Scholarly vs. Popular

Often you will be asked to include peer-reviewed literature in your writing.  Fortunately, many databases include a Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed/Academic Journal limiter to help you determine is an article is indeed peer reviewed. 

Peer Review in 3 Minutes

This video explains the peer review process of scholarly articles.