When conducting research it is important to distinguish between journal articles and magazine articles.
Journal articles are typically referred to as scholarly, academic, refereed or peer-reviewed while magazine articles are usually considered popular or even sensational. Always know which type is acceptable for your research.
If you're not sure whether a journal is scholarly, look at our checklist.
Is your topic in the news? Try one of these for access to newspapers, magazines, and current affairs. Note that newspaper articles are NOT scholarly.
The database only gives me a citation, or just an abstract. How do I find the full text?
The Where Can I Get This link lets you know if the full-text of the article is available:
Make sure to look for the Where Can I Get This link on the database page!
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