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Online electronic databases such as Academic Search Premier and Expanded Academic ASAP provide access to magazine and journal articles. These two databases cover a broad selection of publications, some scholarly and some for a more popular audience. Both databases allow you to limit your searches to scholarly "peer reviewed" publications.
Use scholarly databases for more academic, in-depth research, and peer reviewed articles; search for scholarly articles by selecting subject databases such as those listed below:
Identifying scholarly articles and journals
Scholarly journals: aka = Peer reviewed, research journals usually have the following elements in common:
- Peer Review (Refereed) - Blind, double blind. Subject specialists review the submitted research for its viability to be published within the journal
- Follow citation guidelines for citing sources common within that scholastic discipline
- Place of FIRST published research on a topic
- Often more than one author, particularly in scientific research
- Ethics statement - how human and animal subjects are treated within experiments
- Use research methods tied to the subject discipline.
Scholarly article common elements:
- Abstract (summary of article often written by author)
- May include survey or study results
- Discussion based on research and subject expertise
Scholarly article example:
Trager, K. D. (2005). Reading in the borderland: An ethnographic study of serious readers in a mega-bookstore cafe. Communication Review, 8(2), 185-236. doi:10.1080/10714420590953316.