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- Research databases are filled with articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, websites, etc. They typically hold premium content that may be access only behind a password paywall, like Netflix. CCBC students - you already have access with your enrollment!
- There are databases for specific subjects (pick your general topic area) and for general research (everybody can find something).
- To see all of the databases that we have by subject area, click here: CCBC Databases
Academic / Scholarly / Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles??!
During your college career your instructors will expect you to find "scholarly" articles. What does that mean? It means that now that you are in college you need to use academic resources for your papers and projects.
Scholarly resources have been reviewed by experts to see if they are worthwhile or not.
LibraryLearn Tutorial: How to Read Scholarly Materials
How to Read Scholarly Materials
(12 min.) Learning to read scholarly materials is an important part of your academic experience - and you only need to learn this once! Reading research journal articles, academic books, and other sources is different than reading more popular items.
Effectively reading and comprehending scholarly materials helps you get the most out of your sources and increases your understanding of your subject. We'll review steps you can take to better read and understand scholarly sources.