Find scholarly/academic and authoritative popular articles through these databases, listed on the library website under OneSearch.
- Academic Search Complete
A multidisciplinary database of scholarly articles and publications.
- Annual Reviews
Find reviews of academic topics written by scholars on topics from multiple disciplines, especially the sciences.
- Environment Index
Academic articles on topics in the area of environmental policy and studies.
- MLA International Bibliography
The database for research in English literature and literary studies.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A good resource for controversial topics, includes mainly "Viewpoint" opinion essays, but also key scholarly articles for a topic.
- Web of Science
Search for journal articles and reviews from multiple disciplines; heavily focused in the sciences.
Try these suggested web resources to get your research started.
- Natural Disasters Research Guide
Found under Research Guides on the library website, this guide provides links and info on the cultural, scientific, and social aspects of natural disasters.
- Water Research Guide
Found on the library website under Research Guides, this page provides links and resources for scientific, social, and politics studies of water.
- Global Warming and Climate Change Research Guide
From Boston College libraries, this guides collects scientific data, government website, and media resources on climate change.
- Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society (Pew Research Center)
Studies done by Pew Research Center are a great source for statistics. In this case, they surveyed American adults and compared their perceptions of key science issues to that of scientists.
Request items from around the world through Interlibrary Loan.
- Interlibrary Loan
If there's a book not in I-Share, we'll find it. If there's an article that says "We don't have this online," we will get it for you. Just sign up for an Interlibrary Loan account (click First-Time User). Request articles through "Request a Photocopy".
- I-Share: Searching Libraries Across Illinois
Create an I-Share account to request books and more from academic libraries across Illinois. To request items, search Books and More for All I-Share Libraries, and click Request 1st Available.
Worldwide catalog of library resources. See if it's in I-Share, SIU, or locate items to request via ILL.
Use these resources to properly format your MLA in-text citations and Works Cited lists.