Exploring scholarly articles can be a great way to see what research has been conducted on your topic.
Start by searching for scholarly articles within the Discovery Search box on the library homepage, which searches most of the library's databases at once. Check the Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) box to retrieve scholarly articles.
Begin your search by using broad terms related to your subject area, such as "entrepreneurship," "workplace safety," or "fire science." You will get many results, but your large set of articles will help you to note and explore possible research topics.
Especially take note of the following within your search results:
You can use database search alerts to obtain recently published scholarly articles in your field of study. Setting up database search alerts frees you from having to constantly check the library for new scholarly research on your topic; rather, you can have the content delivered directly to you via email as it is published.
See this guide for instructions on setting up search alerts within library databases.
The CSU librarians can support you during the research process with personalized reference services. We are happy to help you with the following tasks: