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Earth Science (Ybor City): Databases: Scholarly Articles, Reference, and Videos

Use this guide to find sources for research in Earth Science topics.

What are scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles?

Many of the materials that you find in college-level research are scholarly articles, often called "peer-reviewed." In some instances, your professor will require that you use these types of articles as sources that you cite in your work. The resources below explain the typical appearance, structure and function of scholarly articles.

Scholarly Article Databases

The library has many different databases, some are multidisciplinary and some are subject specific (e.g., just covering literature or nursing). Below is a curated list of those most appropriate databases for conducting scientific research.

Some databases are entirely scholarly content while others are a mix of scholarly journals, reference, newspapers, and magazines. 

Look for the "Scholarly/Peer Review" box or sections titled "Academic Journals" to limit your results to just those types of articles.

Video Databases

While a general search of the library catalog may bring up videos, especially online eVideos, you can also search eVideo databases specifically.  These online eVideos are designed for use in college classrooms. They are authoritative and informative alternatives to text materials. eVideos accessed through HCC Libraries provide you with many tools, including the ability to view individual segments (so that you don't have to watch an entire video), transcripts, and help with citing.