Research ----- Select ----- Evaluate
Do NOT believe anything that you see, hear or read from newspapers, books, journals, radio, television or government, unless it is consistent with what you already know to be true or unless you have taken the time to research the matter to prove its accuracy to your satisfaction.
paraphrased from Neal Boortz' National Talk Show Host program
Search for articles on your topic in one of the following online databases.
Articles from current and previous year issues are available online through these databases for many periodicals or journals.
Click Scholarly vs. Popular Materials Guide by North Carolina State University for a description of the difference between popular, scholarly and trade publications.
To find an article in a magazine or journal, go to https://www.nclive.org/,
1. Select the Search by Title link on the NC Live index page.
2. Enter the magazine or journal title and press Enter.
3. Select the year published, date of issue and then go to the cited page or view the articles until you find the one you are looking for.
Some databases will have links to the full-text of the article right in the database. The articles usually have a link for either HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text under the citation information.
Very good examples and explanations of the correct format for citing information can be obtained by clicking the following entries.
Logon to www.rccc.edu/Library
* under Research Help heading click Citations
* Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
* select MLA Guide or APA Guide