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FTS 100-228: The War on Drugs in Film and Literature: Finding Secondary Sources

About Secondary Sources

For your assignment, you will need to find scholarly journal articles, also called peer-reviewed or refereed articles. These articles are written by scholars who are experts in their field, and reviewed by their peers (other scholars who are also experts in the field) before publication. Scholarly articles are one of the ways that academics, like your professor, share and discuss their research. Peer review is a way to ensure that the information in academic articles is reputable.

You can find articles from scholarly journals in the databases that the library subscribes to. On this page, you will find a few databases that will be most helpful for this class.

Learn more about finding Articles and Choosing Sources.

On this Page

  1. Finding Books
  2. Finding Scholarly Articles
  3. Finding Newspaper and Magazine Articles

The General, Reference, and Special Collections can be searched in the Gustavus Library catalog, available under the Search tab on the library homepage. (You can also use the search bar below.)

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Some Useful Databases for finding Scholarly Articles

Databases for Accessing Newspaper Articles

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