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ENGL 201 - Curington - Summer 2023: 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!

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.


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!

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.