Articles: Scholarly vs. Popular
Check out our tutorial to learn more about the difference between popular and scholarly sources: https://library.ndsu.edu/tutorials/scholarly-journal-tutorial
Examples of articles from popular and scholalry sources
Perry, S. (2014, May 12). More evidence that yawning helps our brains 'keep their cool'. MinnPost. Retrieved June 8, 2016, from https://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2014/05/more-evidence-yawning-helps-our-brains-keep-their-cool
Original/Primary Research Article
Massen, J. J. M., Dusch, K., Eldakar, O. T., & Gallup, A. C. (2014). A thermal window for yawning in humans: Yawning as a brain cooling mechanism. Physiology & Behavior, 130, 145- 148.
Koren, M. (2013, January 28). Why do we yawn and why is it contagious?. Retrieved June 8, 2016, from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-do-we-yawn-and-why-is-it-contagious-3749674/?no-ist
Gallup, A., & Eldakar, O. T. (2013). The thermoregulatory theory of yawning: What we know from over 5 years of research. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6(188), 1-13.
Choosing Keywords for Searching in a Database
Finding Articles in Databases
Databases contain information about different kinds of resources. You can search databases to find many kinds of documents, such as articles (journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, etc.). Some databases contain only information about these documents, and some also provide you with the full-text of the documents.
Accessing Databases through NDSU Libraries
1. Go to library.ndsu.edu
2. Click on the word DATABASES located below the search box in the gray banner.
3. Databases are listed by Subject, Title, and Most Popular
Databases to Try
Multidisciplinary (covers multiple research areas, not just engineering)
- Academic Search Premier
- SciTech Collection
Specialized by Topic (such as engineering)
- Engineering Village
Database Search Bar Tips
Check out our page about tips for searching in databases (they don't work the same as Google!)
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