Review database searching techniques:
If you're new to searching specific databases, these tutorials may help:
The English Division at SUNY Adirondack sponsors several programs that bring writers from all genres and forms to campus to share their work with us. These visits are almost always recorded by SUNY Adirondack's IT department, and posted to the SUNY Adirondack Youtube page for you to watch any time!
What programs will I find on the Youtube page?:
- The Writer's Project : Published writers across every genre come to read selections of their work, talk about their process, and answer audience questions
- 100,000 Poets for Change: Professional and amateur poets gather to share their work and garner hope, courage, community, and support for important causes and challenges in our society, such as the climate crisis.
- The College Lecture Series: Faculty and staff of SUNY Adirondack give 45-60 minute presentations to give the college community updates on their personal research projects.
These databases offer overviews and summaries of the issues and pro-con information on issues.
ProQuest Central will find many additional articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.):
These will find statistics:
These databases cover a wide range of world events and topics:
How do you know a "Scholarly Article" (also referred to as academic articles or peer-reviewed articles) when you come across one?
Articles in different fields may differ slightly (a scholarly article comparing two works of literature will lack data, graphs, and discussions of methodology, while a paper on the study of a new medication SHOULD have all of those things), but ALL scholarly articles will have items 1-5, and 7-8 on this list, as well as a references page (or works cited, or bibliography; the name varies depending on the field)
Mouse over these databases for descriptions.
Stuck on finding those last few sources for your paper or project? Consider using a video resource! /p>
Videos from Films on Demand:
Examples of Films on Demand offerings:
These e-books can all be found by searching their titles in the library's catalog and following the link to access full-text. Thousands more titles are available through our catalog and other e-book databases: