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Research Databases (Articles)

Use EBSCO and Proquest to retrieve scholarly/peer-reviewed journals.  For off-campus access, use your seven-digit campus ID # for the username and password.

Library Catalogue Search

Use the links below to look for books or ebooks on your topic.



APA Citation

APA citation is required for bibliography.


RAP session

If you need futher assistance with your research, request a Research Assistance Program (RAP) session.



Journals vs Magazines

Journals vs Magazines


Scholarly Journals

  • Also known as peer-reveiwed or referred journals.
  • Published articles go through a rigorous review process by field experts.
  • Writing is serious in the language/tone. No or very few ads.
  • All sources cited with footnotes or listed on the bibliography.
  • Articles written by scholars or researchers in the field.
  • Purpose of journals is to report research to the scholarly world (academics).

Magazines Examples:
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Journal of New England Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine

Do not go thorugh review process by experts, magazine have editors.

  • Lots of photos and ads throughout.
  • Written for the general audience.
  • Purpose is to provide general information, entertain, or sell products.

Magazines Examples:


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