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This is a guide to support the research projects of the SMASH summer program, held at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Popular, Trade and Scholarly Articles

Popular Trade Scholarly handout

Examples: Types of Publications and Articles

Find Articles in Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) Databases

The Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) provides free access to all Michigan residents to several licensed ($$) article databases. You can use there resources to explore topics, and find articles published in scholarly, trade and popular publications on your essay topic.

Click on the logo to go right to the MEL database page.

Primary Sources

How are library databases different from Google?

Using a library database, either from Wayne State University libraries or MEL, will give you access to published articles and entries from reference books, written by scholars and expert researchers, that you cannot get on the open web through a search from Google.