Skip to main content

READ 104 Reading Mastery (Johnson): Find Scholarly Articles

Find Scholarly Articles in Databases

Standing, left to right, half-length: Roy Wilkins, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and A. Philip Randolph
Standing, left to right, half-length: Roy Wilkins, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and A. Philip Randolph 




Image source: Standing, left to right, half-length: Roy Wilkins, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and A. Philip Randolph. 1957. Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/pictures/item/00652796/.


Looking for "Peer-Reviewed" scholarly articles on your social movements? You will use the same databases we used to find magazine and news articles, but this time we will limit to: Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

Please note that scholarly articles may have primary source material in them! 

Start with Academic Search Complete or ProQuest for general articles or scholarly works (Remember to check the "Peer-Reviewed" box for scholarly articles!):


Looking for "Peer-Reviewed" Scholarly Articles ONLY?

Try JSTOR for articles in History and the Humanities (remember to choose the "journal" results to find scholarly articles):

Sample Search

Sample Search

ASP-Scholarly

Compare Source Types

Your assignment requires your group to select three articles: one reference/academic encyclopedia article, one news source, and one scholarly article.

Compare the three sources linked here to see the difference in Audience, Tone, and Purpose of the three source types.