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ENGL 101 - Jalloh - Fall 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!

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.


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.