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 the box below for instructions on setting up search alerts within library databases maintained by EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest.
Sign into or create a free myEBSCOhost account.
Perform your desired search. Click on "Search History" and then "Save Searches/Alerts."
Name your search alert, select "Alert," and choose your preferred alert options in the form that appears.
Perform your desired search. In your search results, select "Search Alert" at the top right.
Select how you would like to be alerted when new research on your search topic is published and follow the directions to create the alert as prompted:
Sign into or create a free My Research Account.
Perform your desired search. In your search results, select "Save search/alert" and then "Create alert."
Name your search alert and choose your preferred alert options in the form that appears.
The CSU librarians can support you during the research process with personalized reference services. We are happy to help you with the following tasks: