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ENG 1010 - Pogell: Finding Articles

College Composition I

Need to Choose a Topic?

You must choose an argumentative or persuasive topic.  There is a big difference between writing an informative essay on eating disorders, and arguing that the media contributes to a dangerous body image for young women.

Not sure?  Try the lists below for ideas.


Scholarly Articles?

  • Also called peer-reviewed or academic
  • Reports on original research
  • Has a bibliography (list of references)
  • Indicates author affiliation
  • Reviewed by peers

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Current Topics/Social Issues Databases

Research Databases for Scholarly Articles

90 seconds on Scholarly Articles

Learn quick visual tips for identifying the difference between a scholarly and popular article.  [Created by Wayne State University Libraries.]

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