ENGL 165 Introduction to World Myth

A collection of resources for assignments commonly seen in ENGL165 at Green River College.

A few examples

Scholarly Articles

Written by scholars/experts especially for other scholars/experts, scholarly journal articles can be a great resource to tap into the scholarly conversation that is taking place. Linked below are a few examples of scholarly articles.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Searching the library's databases

Use library databases to find scholarly articles for your research. Linked below are some databases that should be helpful for your topic.

Search Tips & Tricks

Enter keywords that capture the key ideas you are learning about.

  • Look for and use relevant Subject Terms.
  • Limit to Scholarly Peer Reviewed Journals for scholarly research.
Sample keyword search:

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search: myth* AND hero* AND archetyp*

Why use scholarly sources?

Why Use Scholarly Literature? 

Scholarly literature advances our knowledge in a field of study.

Features of journals
  • written by scholars and subject experts
  • written for other scholars and also read by student researchers
  • dedicated to a specific discipline, like sociology, history, women's studies, etc.
  • offer original research or analysis – or may provide a review of existing research
  • long articles, often 5-15 pages or more, engage with issues at a more substantial level than magazine articles
  • articles almost always include an extensive list of sources at the end (Works Cited, References, Sources, or Bibliography) and comprehensive in-text citations for all claims made in the body of the article
  • published by organizations or associations to advance the body of knowledge


Content adapted from IRIS tutorial, Clark College Library

Related guide

More info?

Linked below is a guide meant to help you understand scholarly sources. The guide presents more information on what scholarly journals are, how to identify and search for them, and just what "peer-reviewed" really means.