For scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, use the resources linked below.
Your background reading should have given you a solid foundation regarding your topic. Now it's time to find out what kind of research has been done regarding your specific question.
Research articles are more specific than books and encyclopedias. They are written by scholars and experts in the field, are evaluated by other experts, and are published in scientific and research journals dedicated to specific disciplines and research areas. They are different from articles in popular media because they relate the details and conclusions that a researcher arrived at through their own research process.
Before you begin searching for scholarly articles, you need to identify some keywords to use for your search. Searching scholarly databases requires tenacity and a willingness to try multiple tactics to find what you're looking for.
Begin by looking at your research question and pull out the key terms in the question. For example, if my question is:
Is the rhetoric of climate change denial similar to the rhetoric of evolution denial?
I would identify the following key words and phrases:
My next step is to brainstorm some synonyms and other phrases that are related to these terms.
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