Librarians in Research Services can help you find secondary sources relevant to your project or research topic.
Many of our databases have this button, which searches for the full-text of the article in our collections. If we don't have it electronically, look for the "Request article scan" link in the "Get It" section.
Secondary sources interpret or analyze primary sources. Thus, they are a step removed from the event or original text. Examples of secondary sources include:
How you use a source determines whether it is a primary source or secondary source. If you are analyzing a magazine article from the 1940s to talk about what life was like during that time period, it is a primary source. However, if you are citing information from a magazine article written today about the 1940s, then it is a secondary source.
To find articles on a topic, there are several possible approaches. Click the plus sign to learn about each option.
This guide provides links to article databases recommended for your course. See also the full list of article databases.
Search the library catalog from the search box on the library home page, through the search widget embedded in research guides, or through this link.
Hint: Most article databases have a "Journal Title" search field or limit, so you can use these search functions to narrow your more comprehensive search results to these recommended titles.
Hint: Enable the Find Text link in your Google Scholar settings or search for the article in the library catalog when you hit a paywall.