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Information for articles for Physics labs 1402, 2426,

Selecting and Evaluating Sources

For this assignment, you are required to find an article from a scholarly journal, one of the types of periodicals.

For all source types, it is also important to evaluate the information.

Search Discover Databases,Books, or Reserves

Discover Search: Search 50 percent of library databases and catalog

Search within Library Catalog for Physical Materials and eBooks

Search for Course Reserves

Discover Search Explained

Simultaneously searches most of our databases, including Web of Science and ebook collection, plus the library catalog. Note:

  • Watch dates on sources carefully - use limiters of needed.
  • Choices to refine search results are to the left of the results list
  • May select Scholarly (Peer reviewed) journals. This is at the publication level - evaluate the item you intend to use.
  • Full text may be via PDF, the Link Source link, or the Full-Text link.
  • If not available in print or electronically, use Interlibrary Loan.

Core Resources

For this assignment, here are the three basic database sources you can use. All are full-text. As you get further along in your education, there are other databases with which you will wish to become familiar.

Other Physics Information

The Physics subject guide page lists other core database resources,

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