Includes materials from over 650 reference books on many topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
The CORS platform also will allow students to easily search other sources, such as the library catalog and major research databases. Included are access to “mind maps”, a “tools” page (dictionary, images, etc), and the record tools (citations, translations, etc). Credo also serves as a limited discovery tool in that it connects the student’s search with some of our current databases and our catalog.
This streaming video source has 45,000+ titles covering: Science, Anthropology, Counseling & Therapy, Fashion, Business & Economics, Nursing, Diversity Studies, Education, Allied Health, Engineering, History, Music & Dance, News & Current Events, Theater & Drama, Criminal Justice.
What is a Scholarly Article?
Assignments often require the use of scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. Scholarly resources, such as journal articles, have distinct characteristics when compared to popular resources, such as magazine and newspaper articles. Here is a guide to identifying popular and scholarly resources:
Entertain or Inform
Glossy, colorful pages with lots of advertisements
Plain, black-and-white pages with graphs and tables; very few ads
Written in every-day language
Formal, field specific
Professionals in the field, Faculty, and Students
Full citations generally not included
Full citations required
People Magazine, CNN.com
Journal of Psychology, JAMA
Peer-reviewed resources have been reviewed by other professionals in the field before being published. Not all scholarly resources are peer-reviewed. Many databases allow users to limit the results to include only peer-reviewed materials. If you are not sure if a source is peer-reviewed, contact a librarian for help.