Visiting Scholars - Undergraduates: Scholarly Articles

This guide was created to support the research projects of visiting undergraduate scholars.

Education Databases

A list of recommended databases for UNIV 100 (Prof. Schipper). For a full list of subject databases click here

Inter Library Loan

Interlibrary Loan


Current Cal State Fullerton students, faculty, and staff may borrow books, journal articles, and other library materials from partner lending libraries if the Pollak Library does not own a copy of a requested item. All Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests are processed electronically through our ILLiad service.

This service is available for free in most cases. The Library will advise you ahead of time if there is an out of pocket cost involved. Loans can be picked up at the Circulation Desk, however articles are delivered electronically to your ILLiad account. Some ILL items are renewable, depending on each particular lending library. Learn more about notifications, renewals, the number of allowed active requests, and fines for overdue items and replacement items in our Interlibrary Loan Policy.

Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to search through thousands of journals, many of which the Pollak library owns. You can also find patents and legal documents with Scholar

If you are off-campus click on this link to use the library enhanced version of Scholar.

Active Learning Exercise – Generating Keywords

Questions to Ask - Evaluating Research Sources


Who created (author/s) this info? What kind of credentials does the author have, a PhD, Masters degree?  

What knowledge or skills does the author have in the area? Is the author an expert in the field?

Is there an “About” tab on the website?


Is the info biased? Are balance perspectives presented?

How does sponsorship impact the perspective of the info?


Is the info accurate?

Does the info come from a school, university, business, company site, or government institution?