EBSCO is a go-to library standard for academic articles. Organized in a suite of subject specific databases (or resources), academic articles provide scholarly research from peer-reviewed journals. EBSCO, along with JSTOR, stand out for academic articles from other websites for scholarship (even including Google Scholar) because of their careful selection of quality publications.
Academic articles in EBSCO are:
EBSCO is the go-to place for college level research after you have completed your background research in encyclopedias and academic books. Academic articles will focus on specific research questions and often times will be more narrow than your own paper. In careful consultation with your professor, academic articles are a key part of a college paper.
Subject Specific Databases are collections of academic articles separated by subject. For example, PsycINFO searches psychology and the areas of behavioral science and mental health. These are great resources to help limit to articles exclusively in your research area. Many are located within EBSCO, but others are located in similar looking resources. To view the complete list of subject specific databases, select the A-Z List of Databases on the library homepage.
EBSCO, unlike most search interfaces, provides three search boxes. While one can search in one box as they would Google, utilizing the three boxes allows on to build a precise search.
What makes the additional search boxes helpful is the box with the word AND in it. When you click on this box it opens with three options.
For example, this search would look for articles with the term polar bears; along with at least one of the terms conservation, protection, or preservation; and not have the term zoo.