Students participating in the SETGO summer program can use this guide to get started with their literature searches. If you have a question about locating information for your project, please use the "Contact Information" box on the right-side of this Libguide.
Government & Statistical Information
Peer Reviewed or Scholarly FAQ
What are scholarly or peer reviewed articles?
Professors often require students to find scholarly and peer reviewed articles. These items:
- generally focus on scholarly research
- are written by experts in the field or discipline
- are critically reviewed by other experts before publication
- contain cited references to the information sources used
How do I find scholarly or peer reviewed articles?
Many of the library's databases contain scholarly or peer reviewed material and allow you to limit your search to include only these articles in the results. Use the advanced search feature in a database to find the option to limit to this type of search.
Click here for more information on scholarly, popular and trade publications.
Additional Science Databases
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Creating a Poster or Presentation
Poster and Presentation Resources - The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill - This website provides links to websites with General Presentation Advice and also Academic Poster Design Advice. One of the links that I recommend is the website by George Hess, Kathryn Tosney, and Leon Liegel (at NC State) on "Creating Effective Poster Sessions."
The Poster Production Show - Located at the end of this tutorial are sample posters that you can view and evaluate. After you've formed your opinion of a poster then click on the link below the poster to view the website's opinion of each poster.
Designing Conference Posters - This website from Colin Purrington provides many useful tips on poster design.
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If you already have a journal citation from an existing bibliography or some other source, use this tool to see where you can find the article:
What are the various genres for communicating with your peers (such as a poster session) or the general public?