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Science vs. Pseudoscience: Debunking Fake Science News and Developing Scientific Literacy: Finding Real Science

This guide provides information about pseudoscience, as well as about the scientific research and publication process, reliable sources of scientific news, and tools for evaluating scientific information

Use Library Databases to Find Research Articles

The Luria Library subscribes to several databases that include the full text of scientific research studies. To access these resources from off campus, you will need to log in with your Pipeline username and password:

General Science

Environmental Science

Health Science

Use Google Scholar to Find Research Articles

Using Google Scholar to Find Scholarly Sources

Google Scholar allows you to search for a variety of types of scholarly sources, including articles, theses, books, and abstracts, and court opinions, in all disciplines and fields of study.

Use Google Scholar to get a better sense of the scope of the research available on your topic. 

Finding The Full Text For Free

Links to the full text of scholarly sources are sometimes available through Google scholar, but often links lead to publishers' websites, where you will be charged a fee for full text. 

If you can't find the full text of the source for free through Google Scholar, use OneSearch to find it through the Luria Library.

If the Luria Library doesn't have the full text of the source you need, use Interlibrary Loan to request it from another library, or ask a librarian for help.

Learn to Identify and Read Scholarly Materials

The following tutorial explores how to identify scholarly sources and how to read them strategically (from off campus you will need to log in using your Pipeline username and password):