It can be difficult to find scholarly articles about people. Scholarly content tends to focus on research and issues in a field—not on the authors or practitioners themselves. Still, major figures in the field of education will have their ideas discussed and criticized, and there may be articles on the impact those ideas have had over time.
As you explore your two historical figures, keep in mind:
1. Scholarly is not the same as peer reviewed. Peer review is a rigorous process for evaluating original research. Scholarly content is merely content aimed at the scholarly community. You may want to try searches with and without the peer-review limit. Many books are considered scholarly, but not peer reviewed.
2. Websites are more likely to contain basic information for a general audience. You can increase the scholarliness of your results by looking at websites from educational institutions or by using Google Scholar.
Thoreau searches multiple library databases at once.
1. Enter the person's name in the Thoreau search box below to find items by and about a person:
(This search will open in a new window. Click back to this original window or tab for reference.)
2. If desired, use the options on the left to refine your results:
3. Browse the titles for items of interest, and click them to see abstracts. Full text is linked nearby.
Thoreau Tip: For more results, uncheck Full Text on the left and click Search again. When full text is checked, Thoreau searches only about about half of our databases. With full text unchecked, you search significantly more.
Articles that are guaranteed to have full text will have a PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text link. If not, click the Find@Walden button:
It will check for full text in another database. We often have it!