Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ProQuest performs emergency maintenance TONIGHT

PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Philosopher's Index, and Des Moines Register will be down tonight (Aug. 12, 2015) as the database vendor, ProQuest, performs some emergency maintenance to fix an issue.  Downtime will begin at 9:00 p.m. and should be completed in two hours.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

ProQuest Performs System Maintenance Saturday, August 8



On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The system maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM and will last for eight (8) hours. 

Services affected by this temporary shut-down include PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Philosopher's Index, and the Des Moines Register databases.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Web page evaluation, Kapitan English 100

Rate a web page below based on currency, relevancy, accuracy, authority, and position (or objectivity).  Would you feel confident using this web page as a source of information for your paper? Why or why not?

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

ProQuest databases unavailable Saturday, Feb. 28


On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability.  This upgrade means that our ProQuest databases (PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, and Philosopher's Index) will be unavailable from about 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 until about 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 1.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

This website from North Caroline State University displays the common structure of scholarly journal articles.  They might use different headings to describe the sections of the article, but once you learn the purpose for each section you'll begin to recognize that common anatomy.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Be aware of these common features so you know you are reading the kind of scholarly research your professors expect!

When in doubt about an article (Is it scholarly?  Is it peer-reviewed?) use Ullrichsweb.com to find out more about the journal.