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Kathryn A. Martin Library

WRIT 3160: Advanced Writing: Social Sciences Research Guide

Reading Scholarly Articles

There are many strategies you can use to help you digest the content of a scholarly article.

One Perfect Source?

It's easy to believe that your searching will turn up articles that directly address your topic in detail. But acutally you'll need to look at many articles and piece together information from each one. Gather more than you'll need. Review the articles, then choose the ones that help you understand, describe, and dig into your topic.

Find It Video

WorldCat and ILL

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Use our interlibrary loan (ILL) services to get books, articles, DVDs, and other items owned by other libraries. The books will be mailed here for you to check out.

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Another way is by searching the catalog-of-catalogs called WorldCat. When you search WorldCat, the results will be in the order of how many libraries in the system own a copy. If you're interested in getting a book sent here for you, click on the title to find out more about it, and then click on the link for ILL or interlibrary loan (there will be a red icon). You will be sent to the login screen for our ILL system.