Welcome! This guide will help you locate books and articles related to leadership and campus issues/problems.
Is my article from a scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal, a trade publication, magazine, or newspaper? This handout explains:
Characteristics of peer-reviewed articles:
- Based on original research.
- Written by an expert: professor, researcher, scholar, scientist.
- Length: usually at least 5 pages. Sometimes upwards of 20 pages.
- Always cites sources. Look for a list of sources at the end of the article, or footnotes at the bottom of each page.
- Scholarly journal articles are often called: peer-reviewed, academic, refereed.
- NOT a magazine article or newspaper article.
Try searching the following library databases for articles. For a specialized list of databases, visit our Search by Subject page.
Library Tip: When searching in a database, if you do not see a link to the copy of an article, click on the Find-It button. This will search our resources to locate an online copy.
If no online copy is available, you will be directed to our interlibrary loan page where you can place a request for the article.