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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 sources found in college-level research are scholarly articles, often called "peer-reviewed," or "academic."

The tutorials 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

Pro Tips:

  • Academic videos can be great sources.
  • You can view or use individual segments or an entire video.
  • Transcripts and citation help are provided.