Q. How do I find and or quote a scholarly source?


To find scholarly resources, please use the library's subscription databases. We recommend starting in Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, or SAGE Premier. These databases house articles within hundreds of different disciplines. The link below will take you to our subscription database page.


When searching the databases, use Boolean operators such as AND to link Ideas. Use the Boolean Operator OR to link terms that have the same meaning. Use quotation marks around phrases to tell the database that you want an exact phrase.

Citation styles can be found on our research paper help guide. To access the citation help guide, visit the link below.


From this page you can access Purdue Owl on APA or MLA format. There is also help for Chicago Manual Style. Some databases have a citation option available from the abstract page. Once you locate this, you can easily copy and paste the citation into any document.

For more help with citations, please visit the writing center in Hammermill 205 to correct any styling errors. 

  • Last Updated Aug 08, 2017
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  • Answered By Karen Niemla

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