Scholarly vs. popular sources
Instructors asking you to use credible sources may also use Turnitin.com to evaluate your citations to see whether you use scholarly, academic or peer-reviewed, or popular. See the box below to determine whether a source is "scholarly" or "popular."
Databases are collections of online articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. Some databases cover particular subjects -- such as Literature or History -- and some databases cover many different subjects.
When using the databases from off campus you will need to log-in using your Library Card Number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number).
You can also search across multiple databases using Super Search. Super Search includes many of our database, but excludes some important ones such as JSTOR and CQ Researcher.
Please find a list of recommended databases below for your research topics: