Welcome to the LibGuide for your course! This guide has been created to assist you with research for your course. Please email me if you ever need assistance finding materials.
Scholarly sources are also known as academic or peer-reviewed sources. This means that someone who is an expert on a particular topic or subject writes an article, for example, and other people who are experts on that topic or subject review it and make sure that it is correct. This ensures that information that is scholarly is correct and can be used by students in their papers or projects. Think of it this way-the information has been tested and it passed!
As a student at SPCC, you have free access to scholarly articles and books.
SPCC libraries are part of a consortium called NCLIVE. NCLIVE provides access to databases that contain many books and scholarly articles. You may access these books and articles through nclive.org (opens in a new window), the SPCC Library website (opens in a new window), or by clicking on the Electronic Resources tab at the top of this page!
These databases are easily accessed on and off-campus. When off-campus, you will be asked to provide a user name and password to access a particular database. Type in your Moodle user name and password and you will be ready to research.
Watch this 2:13 minute video to learn the difference between an academic and non-academic article.