Why use articles?
– Obtain more precise information.
– Find up-to-date information.
– Discover new research in the subject area.
Scholarly Journals vs Popular Magazines
Tip: You will often come across the word periodical. This is simply a publication that is produced on a “periodical” basis and may appear on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis. Newspapers, journals and magazines are types of periodicals.
How to find articles using the library databases
It may be difficult to distinguish between a scholarly and a popular article when you see them in electronic form. Our databases allow you to limit your search to academic or peer-reviewed articles. Remember to have identified your keywords before you start. For information on the use of subject terms read the Using Subject Headings page.
– Academic Search Elite Access to over 2,100 full text journals and magazines, more than 1,700 of which are peer-reviewed. Covers American, British and Canadian titles in the fields of humanities, sciences and social sciences.
– Canadian Business & Current Affairs Contains articles from a variety of Canadian magazines, journals and some peer-reviewed journals.
– ProQuest Research Library Access to articles from scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, magazines and trade journals covering a wide range of academic subjects.
– ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection Access to articles from scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, magazines and trade journals covering science topics.
Where to find articles on the web