Academic OneFile offers sources on a wide range of topics from scholarly journals and magazines and newspapers.
Video Tutorial: Finding an article in Expanded Academic ASAP (note the video looks a little different but works in the same way).
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
Video Tutorial: Finding an article in Academic Search Premier
Choose a Topic
To help you understand the research cycle and how to choose an appropriate topic, watch the video below from North Carolina State University Library.
Types of Periodicals
Scholarly JournalAlso called "peer-reviewed," is the latest research from experts. The articles in these journals are often very specific, complex and include substantial bibliographies. The research has been reviewed by a committee of experts for validity and impact before publication.
Popular PeriodicalsMagazine and newspaper articles, also called "popular press" are written for the general public in a relatively short, easy-to-read format without bibliographies. Because of these aspects, the articles are usually very general and are overviews of events or topics. If you need timely, recent information news and magazine articles are a great place to go.
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Cite Your Sources (APA)
A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.