If you have been admitted to SUNY Oswego into the Honors program you are presumed to already know some things that other First Year students are presumed to not know. Because of that, you will not take some of the courses, such as ENG 102, in which we teach students how to do library research using the resources available at Oswego. To help fill the gaps you may possibly experience, this guide offers resources and material that you have missed for your review.
Scholarly publications are written by scholars for other scholars, and are selected and edited for publication by scholars--usually all in the same field of study or community of practice.
Use library databases to find scholarly articles that can help you with your research question. Try to use the databases that include the scholarly journals for your discipline, You will find them listed on the Research Guide for the discipline.
In many of our databases, results may be marked and/or filtered as "Scholarly," "Academic," or "Peer Reviewed." Most but not all of these articles will meet the standards of research that you will need for a particular project. You will need to judge for yourself if any one article meets the relevant standards. This will be difficult at first but you will become a better judge as you gain experience with the scholarly work in your field.