When do you use REFERENCE Sources?
When you are just getting started and want to find some background information on a science topic?
Reference materials include dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks which provide an overview of a topic or provide you with statistics.
These databases include many types of articles: scholarly, academic, and popular.
Choose "limit to peer review" or "limit to academic journals" to exclude popular magazines and newspapers from the results.
Be sure to also choose "limit to full-text" so you only get results that will let you access the full article.
All articles come with suggested MLA citations!
Library sources all come with suggested citations! Start there. If you are using a non-library source, these links might help.
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