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Lipscomb Experience: Finding Articles

Access the resources you need for a successful first semester!

Starting Your Research...

Start your research by using BisonSearch, which searches the library catalog and all of the library's databases, except CAMIO and Dissertations and Theses, at one time.

 
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What are scholarly articles?

What are scholarly articles? What's peer-reviewed? What's a refereed article? And, why do I have to use those in my paper?

  • A scholarly (or peer-reviewed or refereed) article is an article that was written by experts in a particular discipline. These types of articles are reviewed by other experts in the field before they are published. A few examples are the American Journal of Psychology, Contemporary Literature, and Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging.

Why do I have to use scholarly articles in my paper?

  • Since scholarly articles have been reviewed by experts they are more reliable and credible than articles in popular resources. 
  • Scholarly articles also introduce you to research methods and practices for your field.
  • Scholarly articles have bibliographies, which can often provide you with related articles to further expand your search.

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Tips for Using Bison Search

Need help using BisonSearch? Look no further. Here are some tips to help you quickly and efficiently use BisonSearch.

  • If you are looking for a specific article or book, type the title of the article or book in quotes in the BisonSearch box.
  • Use the limiters on the left side of the search results screen to narrow your search results.
  • You can limit articles to full text articles and peer reviewed.
  • You can also limit your results by publication date.
  • Try using the advanced search to combine keywords.