- Lesson 4 at a glance -

Lesson 4: How to use article databases to find articles on a topic.

After completing this lesson you should be able to:

  • understand the reason to use an article database rather than just the Internet
  • distinguish between popular and scholarly articles
  • use an article database to identify an article on a topic

Question: Why use an article database?

Question: What is a periodical?

Periodicals are journals, magazines and newspapers and are made up of individual articles. There are both scholarly and popular periodicals.

Periodicals

Learn: The Difference between Scholarly and Popular Articles

Learn: How to use an Article Database

Learn how to use an Article Database to find quality articles for your papers.

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Lesson 4 Quiz

The final section of this lesson is a 5 question quiz.

  • Choose your answer, then click the submit button. Sometimes, you may have to scroll down to find the submit button.
  • Searchpath will display a response to your answer. Read the response, then go to the next question.
  • You can take the quiz over again, but you must complete it before retaking any questions. Although you can change your answer to a question during the quiz, only your first response will be recorded.
  • The last page of the quiz displays a summary of your answers. You will be able to print your results, or email them to yourself or another person (your professor, perhaps).

Before We Start:

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Lesson 4 Quiz: Question 1

Here is a citation from a search in a database:

Citation from a Database search

What journal was this article published in?





Lesson 4 Quiz: Question 2

Results from a Database search

You searched for articles on Global Warming AND Temperature. You want to only view articles from scholarly publications in your search results. What should you do?





Lesson 4 Quiz: Question 3

Use the following link to OmniFile Full-Text Select. Cut and paste the following title in the search box (note: since you are looking for a specific title, it is okay to do this): Using Cocoa and Chocolate to Teach Human Geography. Access the PDF Full Text of the article to answer the following question..

There is a Figure highlighting the "Important Productions Areas of Cocoa" on page 106 of this article. What specific area on the map is highlighted and named?





Lesson 4 Quiz: Question 4

Decide whether the following criteria make an article Scholarly or Popular.






Lesson 4 Quiz: Question 5

Use the following link to OmniFile Full-Text Select. Cut and paste the following title in the search box (note: since you are looking for a specific title, it is okay to do this): A transactional model of bullying and victimization.. Access the PDF Full Text of the article to decide whether it is scholarly or popular.



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