How do I find three scholarly sources for a persuasive speech on smoking?
The best place to find articles is databases. For smoking, you might start with Academic Search Premier, which is a general, multi-subject database. If you are interested in business aspects, Business Search Premier is helpful, and for medical aspects, Health Source Nursing/Academic or Health Source Consumer are useful for general articles.
To access any of these databases, start at the Libraries' home page: www.usd.edu/library. Below the graphic, click the Databases tab, then the Research Gateway Link.
Then click the appropriate database in the list (the list is in alphabetical order). Once in a database, enter your search terms and review the results. Click the 'Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals' link either before you search or in the left panel of the search refuls to narrow to only scholarly resources.
To get more specific help, please either come into the ID Weeks Library's Reference Desk or call us at 605/677-6085. We can then help you with specific search terms and databases.