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CEN 4010: Principles of Software Engineering: Get Articles

Resource Guide for Dr. Lofton Bullard's class

What is a database?

Databases are collections of articles and other sources of scholarly information. They can be searched by using keywords, or words that describe a topic. Databases often provide peer-reviewed or scholarly articles for your research.

Electronic Journals and Databases

Electronic journals are found in databases. An electronic journal has all of the information you would find in a print bound journal.

How to Read a Journal Article

Click here for a short article on how to effectively

  • read,
  • skim,
  • evaluate and
  • find information in articles!

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines

Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal.

Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.

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Locating Full-Text Articles

Select Find it @ FAU if the article you are looking for does not appear as full text in the database.