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ESL: Find Articles: Online Databases

Accessing Databases

Accessing Databases

Many of the Library's databases contain electronic copies of articles from newspapers, magazine and journals. You may access and conduct research in these databases from off campus.To do so, you will need to select the database and log in with your name and student ID number.

Journals vs Magazines - What's the difference?

For a brief overview of the major characteristics that are used to distinguish these two types of publications, see this online guide from the Chapman University Libraries

For more on the peer-review process, see this page from the Lloyd Sealy Library. 

You can also refer to the EVC Library handout  available at the library reference desk. (Also available as a downloadable PDF.) 

Scholarly vs Popular

Don't know the difference between scholarly and popular articles? We have created a helpful guide to show you how! 

Be sure to check out the other guides available for every step of the research process.

Accessing the Databases

To access the databases, go to www.evc.edu/library, click on Find Articles, and click on the database you would like to access. If you are off campus, you will be taken to a page which will require you to enter your name and Student ID number.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Database

Opposing Viewpoints