Evaluating Journals & Periodicals ~ Searching Tips

How do I find articles in Scholarly, Professional/Trade, or General/Popular journals?

To find articles in Scholarly journals, use a database that indexes scholarly articles, such as:

  • PsychInfo
  • MLA Bibliography
  • Medline
  • Hint: When using EBSCOhost, use the Peer-Review Option to get scholarly articles

To find articles in Professional/Trade or Popular journals, use a database such as:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Lexis/Nexis Academic

Once you have a citation to an article, evaluate the citation by looking at the journal title. If you don't know if the journal is Scholarly, Trade, or a Popular magazine, check with a reference librarian.

You can get the text of the article electronically or in print. Please ask a reference librarian if you need assistance finding the text of an article.

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