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LOS 300: Organizational Theory: Finding and Evaluating Articles

These resources should help you in your assignments.

Article Databases

How Scholarly is This Article?

Database limiters are nice, but they're no substitute for carefully evaluating your article. 


Scholarly Journal

(ex. Jl. of Personality & Social Psych)

Trade Publication

(ex. Instructor

Popular Magazine

(ex. Psychology Today)

Credentials? Usually a University affiliation Usually someone in the field Usually not given
References? Many Few or none Few or none
Audience? for scholars for people in the field for the general public


Here are some further resources :

For Maine organizations

These are not scholarly resources, but they'll be useful for a local organization.  Then you can find scholarly articles about the general type of organization.

Article Linker & Full-Text

Article Linker icon

Watch this video to better understand how to get the full-text of an article, when you see the article linker icon.

Article Linker video title page