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Research 101: A Self-Guided Tutorial

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How Do I Find Articles?

Whether you need a scholarly article or an article from a newspaper or popular magazine, Cal Poly's Kennedy Library has scores of databases in all different subject areas to help you.

With so many to choose from, it can all seem a bit confusing, but don’t worry.  You will be more confident by the end of this lesson because you will know:

  • The basics of a database
  • How to find databases on the Kennedy Library website
  • How to choose a database that is relevant to your research
  • How to locate the specific articles you need