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On this page:

What are "Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed" articles?

The Scholarly vs. Popular page provides you with clues about how to distinguish the difference between scholarly and popular journal articles.

Exercise: compare article 1 with article 2

How do I find articles?

Here are a couple of options for searching for articles, using UO Libraries resources.

Use the databases in your subject area:

For detailed and specific searches, it's usually better to open and search individual databases on those pages.

Getting the article file:
If the article citation doesn't include a link to full text, click on the FindText link to see if the article is available online or in print via the UO Libraries.

If the article file is not available, you can request it from another library via ILLiad.

How do I search for books?

Use LibrarySearch  from the Libraries home page.

The catalog searches for information from the UO Libraries, plus books shared by our consortia of 37 universities and colleges in the Pacific Northwest, and thousands of other libraries in the the world.

The catalog includes some articles, so check the books box on the search results page if you only want to see books.

You can have books held for you, to pick them up at the Science Library.

How long can you check out a book?

Creating an Annotated Bibliography

See the guide to Annotated Bibliographies provided by the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

An annotated bibliography consists of

  1. Title and assignment information at the top of the page
  2. Citations for each of the sources you are referencing (articles or books)
    • Use Chicago Manual of style for your citations
  3. Annotations for each of the sources
    • summaries or evaluations of each source

1. Chicago citation style
The way a citation for a book or article is organized is called a "style." There are many different citation styles to choose from; the key is to be consistent, using that style for all your citations and footnotes or endnotes in the paper you're writing.

2. Annotations

  • in your own words
  • usually a paragraph or two for each

See the annotated bibliography example

Other Science Library resources

Course reserves: books and other materials set aside by your instructor for checkout for a limited amount of time.

Classrooms and study spaces: you can reserve a room for your group.

Other equipment: video games and game consoles, laptops, phone chargers, a portable projector, scientific and graphing calculators, headphones, etc.

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Created by bwestra on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Aug 24, 2015
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