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Spark 001 (Contreras): How Do I Find Scholarly Articles?

Spark Seminar: The Border and Chicana/o Texts

Finding Scholarly Articles

Academic Search Complete is just one out of hundreds of tools you can use to find scholarly articles. Most databases, including Academic Search Complete, have filters to help you narrow results to scholarly peer-reviewed articles. You can also narrow to news and magazine articles in Academic Search Complete.

For more database suggestions, see the Suggested Databases page.

Academic Search Complete

Searching in Academic Search Complete


Watch this video to learn how to access and search Academic Search Complete (1:45).

Activity

For the MW class, before the end of class, link the permalink to an article that relates to your research topic in Column C and write a quick sentence or two about what the article helps you learn in Column D.

For the TR class, before the end of class, link the permalink to an article that relates to your research topic in Column D and write a quick sentence or two about what the article helps you learn in Column E.

LibWizard Academic Search Complete Tutorial

Academic Search Complete Tutorial

Instructions:

1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN if you are off-campus.  You will need this connection to access one or more library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Academic Search Complete Tutorial >> https://ucmercedlibrary.libwizard.com/f/academic-search-complete