Provides broad coverage of most academic areas including business, social sciences, humanities, general academic, general science, and in the scholarly and general periodical literature. Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 13,000 journals, with full text for more than 9,000 of those titles.
Provides full text for more than 4,000 journals in all disciplines of business, including the Harvard Business Review (1922-current). Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
This database offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, and encompasses an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, yearbooks, and many unique sources that were never previously available, covering all levels of education--from early childhood to higher education--as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
Covers articles published in 1,400 periodicals in psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, social work, business, political science, and law.
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to public administration, including public administration research, public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
Provides access to the Science citation index expanded from 1900 to the present, Social sciences citation index from 1956 to the present, and Arts & humanities citation index from 1975 to the present.
What is a "scholarly" article?
Often, an assignment will require the use of "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" sources. Most databases provide a function enabling to select only scholarly (or peer reviewed) journals. Look for the following characteristics:
Communicate the results of research in the field of study covered by the journal.
Reflect a systematic and thorough study of a single topic, often involving experiments or surveys.
Occasionally publish review articles that summarize the current state of knowledge on a topic.
Lack the slick advertising, classified ads, coupons, etc..
Articles are often printed one column to a page, as in books.
Often graphs, tables, or charts referring to specific points in the articles.
Written by the person(s) who did the research being reported.
The first author listed is often the primary researcher who coordinated or supervised the work done by the other authors.
Most highly‑regarded scholarly journals are typically those sponsored by professional associations, such as the American Psychological Association or the American Chemical Society.
VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY:
Articles are evaluated by an editorial board and other experts (peer review) before they are accepted for publication.
Ensure that the articles published are based on solid research that meets the normal standards of the field of study covered by the journal.
Professors sometimes refer to peer-reviewed journals as refereed journals.
Contain an advanced vocabulary, since the authors use the technical language or jargon of their field of study.
Authors assume that the reader already possesses a basic understanding of the field of study.
Always indicate the sources of their information.
References are usually listed at the end of an article, but they may appear in the form of footnotes, endnotes, or a bibliography.
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