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Types of Scholarly Articles

Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Libraries (3:36 min)

Scholarly vs Popular

Vanderbilt University. Created by Eli Moody, 2007. (3:12 min)

How to Read A Scholarly Research Article

"How to Read a Scholarly Research Article" by Western Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.  (2:35 min)


Off-Campus Access

When accessing a database from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter a username and password. Enter the same username and password that you use to logon to campus computers.

Call Computing Services for more information about computing accounts at (516)876-3098.

How to Use the APA Thesaurus in PsycINFO

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches the Internet for scholarly sources, including peer-reviewed papers, articles, abstracts, books, and theses. It is helpful for tracking down or verifying partial citations.

How can I connect Google Scholar to the library's resources?

1. Go to Google Scholar ( and click the three horizontal bars in the top left corner.

2. Click "Settings".

3. Click "Library links" and search for SUNY Old Westbury.  

4. Check the boxes next to "SUNY Old Westbury" and click "Save."

Google Scholar Search

Directory of Open Access Journals

Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.