As you search for scholarly articles using library databases, you will come across three types of articles:
Research Articles or Empirical Studies
Article reports on data collected in an experiment or study, and is written by the person who conducted the research. These are considered primary sources.
Article summarizes results of existing studies, and attempts to identify trends and draw larger conclusions. The author may not be the auther of the other studies analyzed. These are considered secondary sources.
Article contributes new theoretical knowledge to a specific discipline.
Overview of types of scholarly articles from Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) supports the academic research of Eckerd College students, faculty, and staff by obtaining books, chapters, articles, and electronic resources from other libraries. ILL also shares Eckerd's collection with other libraries around the country.
Login to your ILL account with your current Eckerd College username and password to view and submit requests, request renewals, update your contact information, and more.
Pro Tip: Enable text message alerts under the Communication Preference tab, and we'll text you when your book or article is ready for pickup. Faculty may choose delivery of print books to your collegium mailbox; simply choose the correct collegium in the dropdown menu for Pickup Location.
For more information about the Interlibrary Loan process, see our ILL help page.