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Journal Article Basics

Get answers to your questions about scholarly journal articles.

What is in this guide?

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New to college research? Not sure what "scholarly articles" are?

Don't worry. We've got you! 

The librarians at PCC Library can help you get all of this figured out. This guide includes just the basics, but it's a great place to start if you've never had to use scholarly or academic journal articles before. If you have questions, please ask us! Go ahead and take a look at the Help page on this guide and get familiar with all the ways you can contact a librarian. 

Off-Campus Access

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