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ENGL 101 - Curington - Fall 2020: Library Databases & Scholarly Articles

Popular v. Scholarly Articles

Popular vs. Scholarly Sources (Video)

Getting Started

Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Find credible background information from subject-specific reference encyclopedias. All online! It's scholarly Wikipedia!

Multi-Disciplinary Databases


Search magazine, news, and scholarly articles from a variety of inter-disciplinary databases provided by EBSCO.


Find local, national, and alt-press newspaper articles here!

Databases that Present Both Sides

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Offers full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals covering current social issues.


Articles on current and controversial issues from popular magazines, newspapers, and government publications.

CQ Researcher

In-depth reports written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.


Even More Useful Databases!

Films on Demand

Database featuring a wide variety of film documentaries and interview content. 

Gale Literature Resource Center

An excellent resource for literary criticism, biographies, story plot summaries, and primary literature sources.

How to Read a Scholarly Article

Online Library Databases

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For a list of our databases, CLICK HERE!

Off-Campus Database Access

When you are at home, you will be asked to enter your Access Rio ID and password before our databases load.

Note: If you don't know your Access Rio ID and password, please click here for login instructions.