Search for scholarly and popular articles in general databases as well as those for your major. For a full list of subject databases by major click here.
For this exercise, start with Academic Search Premier database to search for a scholarly article on your topic.
Use the "Search Databases" tab to upload the APA citation for your article.
Below are a few recommended databases to try.
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.
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?