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Research Guide: Pasadena City College Library

General guide on using the resources of the PCC Library to conduct research and find information.

Finding Articles

Evidence found in newspaper, magazine and journal articles is more specific than reference/background information, and can help you to support your arguments. Scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles are often required for academic papers. Articles of all kinds can be found using PCC's subscription library databases.

Recommended Databases

Popular vs. Scholarly Sources

Do you know what a peer-reviewed journal article is? The videos below discuss the difference between "popular" non-scholarly periodicals (including newspapers and magazines) and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

Also, check out these links about popular vs. scholarly sources: