For many course assignments, you will be required to use scholarly journals, also called "academic' journals, 'peer-reviewed' journals, or 'refereed' journals. Here are some characteristics that distinguish scholarly journals from more popular magazines (see especially tips in red):
Use Databases to see a list of article databases organized by subject, or try one of the broad multidisciplinary databases below.
Tips for searching in our databases:
One Search is a great place to start your research. It allows you to simultaneously search through a variety of databases and the ECU Libraries' catalog.