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English 101 - Proposal Research Paper: Find Articles & More

Popular Periodicals v. Scholarly Journals

Click here to view a short tutorial that illustrates the differences between these two types of periodical publications.

Magazine, Newspaper and Journal Articles

Before you start:

Make sure you understand the different parts of a scholarly journal article.

  • Anatomy Of A Scholarly Article - See a visual representation of all the different parts of a scholarly article that explains each part, including the Works Cited page.

Start your research:

Use the following databases to find articles about your topic. These databases index journals, newspapers and other material. Note: off-campus access to these databases requires that you sign on using your mymsjc user name and password.

Great databases to start your research:

  • CQ Researcher - In-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues in the news.
  • Opposing Viewpoints - Searchable collection material on current event topics - the facts as well as the arguments on each side. You can type in your topic or click on suggested topics like Renewable Energy or Global Warming. Resources include book excerpts, journal and magazine articles, and statistics.

Still need more sources? Try the following article databases: