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New to "U"? (University of Central Florida Libraries)

Whether you're a new "DirectConnect to UCF" transfer student or a new transfer student from another college or university, here's information to help you locate the library resources you'll need for research assignments.

Popular vs. Scholarly Articles

For many of your assignments, your professors will be asking you to locate articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. This video reviews the differences between popular and scholarly sources, and demonstrates how to locate a peer-reviewed journal article using QuickSearch and some of the Databases.

Using the Library Databases

The best way to locate articles on a specific topic is to use the library databases. You can use the Databases by Subject link to locate the suggested databases for your topic. The video below demonstrates how to use a subject database to locate articles.