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Community Scholars Portal
Sign in to the Community Scholars Portal to search for and read thousands of articles and ebooks.
Registered Community Scholars, use the credentials sent to you by email. If you need help locating these, contact your librarian.
Research tips and strategies
Video tutorials for searching in the Portal
Visit our YouTube playlist for videos with tips and strategies for finding scholarly publications:
How to find the Community Scholars Portal and input your credentials to begin your search.
Searching and filtering
How to navigate the Portal, conduct a basic search, and filter out irrelevant results.
Saving and citing
How to save items to your account, and other actions you can take with the articles and books that you find.
Tips on reading and evaluating academic papers
This video provides some tips for getting the most out of the academic articles you find. Rather than reading the papers all the way through from beginning to end, consider focusing on the most important sections of the paper to help you save time and get the most out of each resource.
UBCiSchool. (2013, January 17). How to read an academic paper [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/SKxm2HF_-k0. Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
There are plenty of different lenses you can bring to evaluating an academic paper. Once you've chosen some papers to evaluate closely, try reading them with a critical eye, and addressing the five Cs referred to in this paper (Links to an external site.).
Credentialled Community Scholars will be able to access >20,000 titles: journals, ebooks, and reference works in the following collections:
Need some assistance? Contact Kate Shuttleworth, email@example.com, Community Scholars librarian.