Keys to Success
- Identify the core concepts that will answer your research question.
- There is value in using both academic and public sources when researching.
- Use advanced search techniques when searching databases. Make sure to use:
Highlighted Resource: Academic Search Ultimate
Academic Search Ultimate is one resource that you can use to find academic sources (See the bottom of this page for more resources). Click through the slideshow to learn how to access and use this resource.
Click on each resource below to learn more about how to effectively use it to find sources.
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Toggle ItemFind Academic Sources on Opposing Viewpoints
In addition to being a great resource to learn about a topic, Opposing Viewpoints contains curated lists of peer-reviewed academic articles that you can use in your papers.
Make sure to access this resource through the BYU Library website as this will give you full access to the resource. Follow these steps to gain access:
- Go to the BYU Library website.
- Log in using your Net ID by clicking on "Login" in the top right corner.
- Then search "Opposing Viewpoints" in the library home page search bar.
- Lastly, when the search results appear,click on "Opposing Viewpoints in Context."
Find the curated list on a topic’s main page in the Academic Journals section.
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