Stop by the Reference Desk
Fall River Campus Library (LRC): 508-678-2811 x2108
New Bedford Campus Library: 508-678-2811 x4009
Attleboro Campus Library: 508-678-2811 x3745
(After reference hours)
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Okay, so your professor has assigned a research project and says you have to use "scholarly sources." Does Google have scholarly sources? Sometimes. But more often than not, you need to consult academic journals and those typically are not accessible from the open web. Don't panic! This guide offers some basic tips on understanding the difference between scholarly and popular sources and the best places to find them. You'll also learn some key questions to ask when reviewing any type of resource for your assignments.
BCC librarians are available to help you with your research. We provide guidance in locating information and using resources available through the library and on the internet.
If a librarian is online, use the window above to chat live. A librarian is available to chat during normal business hours.
You can also use our off-line form, and a librarian will e-mail you back with answers and suggestions. You will receive a reply within 2 business days.