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Courtois AP Biology Exploring Current Research: Scholarly Research

Credo Source - A Discovery Tool

Start your research with CREDO Source.  

This database helps you:

  • create search terms/keywords with the Mind Map feature  
  • find results in other databases

What is a scholarly publication/research?

Database Passwords

Need remote access?  Visit this Google doc SHS Library Database Passwords 

If you are logged into your nhsau57 account you'll be able to access the Google doc linked above.  Otherwise, SHS staff and students please contact for assistance accessing the databases. 

Unlock by Gregor Cesnar used with permission of a Creative Common's license. 

Are you ready for college-level research?

Do you know how to...

  • pose a research question
  • develop search terms
  • understand source types
  • know how to locate academic research
  • follow citation style guidelines
  • ask a librarian for assistance!

Types of Journals/Magazines

Popular Magazines Scholarly Journal "peer-reviewed"
written for general consumption written for those with a background in the discipline/subject
cover a variety of topics specific to the discipline/subject 
do not note references, works cited include citations, literature reviews
written be generalists, journalists written by experts, academics, researchers, etc. 
includes a lot of advertising little to no advertising


Common Elements of a Scholarly Journal

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Research Methods/Results
  • Discussions/Implications
  • Bibliography/Works Cited