If a database does not have the article you need, click on or to link to a resource that provides full text. If there are no links to accessible full text options, use the Interlibrary Loan service to request an online copy of the article from a library that owns the journal. (This is a fast, free service.)
In addition to OneSearch, check out the following databases if you are getting started with research. You can also look at subject specific databases for the sciences through our A-Z database list!
Figuring out whether or not an article is scholarly/academic or popular can be tricky. Here are some clues to help you out.
Clues that is might be scholarly:
Clues that it might be academic, but not scholarly:
Clues that it might be popular:
|Scholarly||Not Scholarly||Credible, but not Scholarly|
|Journal of Environmental Science||National Geographic,
New York Times
|University websites (.edu)|
|Ecology Journal||CNN, Fox News, PNJ||Government Agencies (.gov)|
|Nature Research||Forbes||Professional Organization websites
Still not sure? Ask a librarian for help!