Throughout your college career, you will need to do research. Some programs require more research than others, but everyone gets the opportunity eventually. We can help! We have a number of resources available to ease your research needs, and our knowledgeable staff is on-hand to guide you to the sources to best suit you.
Images are assigned to each databases indicating login requirements and other resource features:
- this image indicates a subscription database requiring your IU East username and password.
- this image indicates a freely available, selected website.
- this image indicates an available Tutorial for the database. Click the T-icon to access the Tutorial.
- this image indicates reference and basic information resources: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc.
- this image indicates databases that include peer-reviewed, scholarly articles.
- this image indicates databases that include controversial, issue based articles.
- this image indicates an available Video for the database and resources that include streaming and in-library videos. Click the V-icon to access the Tutorial.
- this image indicates databases accessible to Ivy Tech students.
If you're having trouble accessing any of the databases, please let us know.
What is Refereed/Peer-Reviewed?
CONCEPT of REFEREED/PEER REVEIW:
Experts in a field (singly or several people) review an author's work by its written description for methods, plausibility, completeness, ethics, etc. to "weed-out" poorly documented/conceived research, implausible research, poorly constructed research, dishonest research,etc. The hard sciences may also apply a more stringent idea of peer-reviewed by including the idea of blind peer-review. This kind of peer review excludes author and other personal information from the review process. In this case the "editor" as a peer-reviewer is removed from the process.
Search Databases by Subject
Another option to find databases and articles is by reviewing subject resources. Please use the linked-list below:
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Find a Full-Text Journal
Working from a citation? Need an e-book?
Enter a journal or book title here to see which databases provide full-text.
Scholarly vs. Popular
Scholarly articles are published in journals. Popular articles are published in magazines. Scholarly articles are sometimes called Peer-reviewed or Refereed. These articles generally include: a research statement/question, brief literature review, methods, discussion, tests/studies, questions, outcomes, conclusions and references. A popular article is written in general language that is well understood by most readers. A scholarly article is written for individuals familiar with the subject.