Category Archives: Scholarly

Intro to Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a free web search engine that indexes scholarly literature including: ABSTRACTS ARTICLES JOURNALS BOOKS THESES PREPRINTS TECHNICAL REPORTS MEETING ABSTRACTS GS index claims to include most peer-reviewed online journals of the world’s largest scientific publishers Google claims … Continue reading

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Science, Engineering and Technology

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology http://www.waset.org/ With academic partners located within universities from Tehran to Lamar, Texas, the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) sponsors a journal and numerous conferences. On their homepage, visitors can look … Continue reading

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Seven Recipes for Scholarly Publishing

Professor of Experimental Psychology, Juri Allik, offers seven ideas for success in publishing your research. Dr. Allik gives common sense, scholarly advice on increasing the number and quality of your scholarly publications and citations in his article, Seven recipes to … Continue reading

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Yes and No to Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a good tool that is best used for discovery, choosing a research topic, finding links to similar or related topics, and for quick reference. However, for academic research, defending your thesis, supporting your opinion, and creating bibliography references … Continue reading

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About Peer Review

What is peer review and why is it important? Created by North Carolina State University Libraries

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About Scholarly Articles

Scholarly articles are also known as PEER-REVIEWED articles.  A “peer-reviewed” article means that it has been subjected to a PROCESS OF CRITICAL EVALUATION by one or more experts on the subject.  These are the types of articles that you will … Continue reading

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About Scholarly Journals

Not sure if the periodical is popular or scholarly?  Here are the typical characteristics of scholarly periodicals/journals: •    Often have an ABSTRACT before the article •    Always cite their sources with FOOTNOTES or BIBLIOGRAPHIES •    Have a SERIOUS/SOBER look without … Continue reading

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KU Open Access

Kansas University is the first public university to offer free online public access to their institution’s scholarly research. They join several private universities in using a new online system that makes this possible. Read more at LJWorld.

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Press Directors and Free Access

Several University-Press Directors have endorsed free access to scholarly articles and have the numbers to show why it works.  Read more in Wired Campus, a blog of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Using Wikipedia or not

Here is some information on the differences between scholarly articles and Wikipedia.  Learn more about what not to use Wikipedia for in your academic work and check out this video on YouTube that will show you some ways that Wikipedia … Continue reading

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