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ISS 210 (Ellison): Articles & Books

Popular, Scholarly, or Trade?

Learn the difference between three major types of articles. Get tips for using each type.

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Books and Articles

You can find books and all types of articles, including original scientific research (scholarly) articles as well as magazine and newspaper (popular) articles by using the main library search box at After you search, you can click on the "Articles" or "Books" results to narrow them down.

Article Searching

Can't find what you need in the main library search? Here are some good places to continue searching for articles:

More Help with Books

More Article Help

Need more help finding articles, finding full text of articles, or want more search suggestions? Ask a Librarian, or explore these further options:

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