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This guide is designed to help you find scholarly articles on your recitation topic.
Start by using one of the broad search tools listed on below: 1Search, Google Scholar, or Web of Science.
Next try one of the more subject-specific search tools suggested below your recitation topic.
A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
Find out how to set your preferences in Google Scholar, so you can use OSU Libraries subscriptions to get free access to content that is not free on the web:
Web of Science is one of the most popular databases for scientific researchers. Find scholarly articles from a wide range of science fields.
Explore the connections between articles with quick links to citation information.
Tips: Academic Search Complete includes both scientific articles as well as legal and news sources. Nexis Uni includes legal and news sources and is your best bet to look at legal cases in depth. JSTOR provides information about history if you want to explore how beer was developed and integrated into cultures over time.
In either of the databases, start with a few broad keywords, but then add in more keywords or use the narrowing options on the sides of the search results pages to clarify your results.
Tips: Both PubMed and SciFinder have scientific, peer-reviewed research articles written for a researcher audience. If you need more basic information on the microbiome, try Academic Search Complete, which has a blend of scholarly and popular articles.
Tips: Both Agricultural & Environmental Science Database and CAB have a grower and producer focus - articles will tend to be scholarly; Academic Search Complete includes both scientific articles as well as popular sources and will contain more sources about marketing.
In either of the databases, start with a few broad keywords, but then add in more keywords or use the narrowing options on the sides of the search results pages to clarify your results. Terroir is such a specific term that it is likely you won't need too many other terms to find relevant sources.
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