Finding Articles From Scholarly Journals in Online Databases Worksheet

Research Writing – Research Process

Use this Scholarly Journals Worksheet to test your ability to search and navigate online databases of academic journals. Ten exercises allow you to practice locating relevant articles to use in your research writing.

Finding Articles from Scholarly Journals in Online Databases

Instructions

For each of the following exercises, find one scholarly journal article that is relevant to the provided topic from an online database. Aim for a full-text article, but if this is not possible, you can use articles to which you do not have access to the full text.

  • Topic: How hybrid cars save energy
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  • Topic: How big-box retailers affect local economies
    Article title and author information:
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  • Topic: How crowdsourcing works
    Article title and author information:
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  • Topic: How computer viruses are transmitted
    Article title and author information:
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  • Topic: Why humans need sleep
    Article title and author information:
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  • Topic: The effects of text messaging on literacy
    Article title and author information:
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  • Topic: Alternative cancer treatments
    Article title and author information:
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  • Topic: Homosexual vs. heterosexual parenting
    Article title and author information:
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  • Topic: Airline safety and the effect of September 11, 2001
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  • Topic: Corruption in politics
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