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Popular vs Scholarly

Academic/Scholarly/Peer-reviewed

  • Written by experts
  • Reviewed by other experts
  • Written for scholars and students
  • Reports original research

Popular

  • Written by journalists
  • Reviewed by an editor
  • Written for the general public
  • Reports news, practical information...

 

You can identify an academic article by:

  1. Author’s credentials
  2. Published in a journal
  3. Academic language
  4. Includes reference list
  5. More than 6 pages long

Art History Article Databases

You can search our article databases (collections of journal, newspaper and magazine articles). If the article is not in the database, click on the "Look for a Copy" link.

Google Scholar Search

Yes, Google does article searches! Go in through this link and find out what Google Scholar has that you can get full-text through our library.

Google Scholar Search

Article Searching Tips

Finding too much?

  • Use AND between ideas to search for BOTH terms
  • Put “Quotation Marks Around Your Search" to search for exact phrases

Finding too little?

  • Use OR between your ideas to search for EITHER term
  • Put * after the root of a word to look for multiple endings

For better searching, think of multiple ways to describe your topic

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Peter Houston

Contact:
Archivist and Special Collections Librarian
Email: phouston@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.5197