Michigan State University

RCAH 112 (Russell)

Popular or Scholarly?

Video tutorial to help you tell the difference between three major types of articles, and tips for using each one.

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Article Searching

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Going Deeper

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  • America History and Life    
    Citations and some full-text of articles, book reviews, and dissertations in American and Canadian history.
  • Sociological Abstracts   
    Citations and abstracts of articles in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
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