Before you Google, use a library subscription database. These databases will help you locate full text articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers.
|Its purpose is to
inform or entertain
|Its aim is to report on scholarly research|
|Articles typically short in length||Longer articles with in-depth analysis|
|Written by a reporter,
journalist, or staff writer
|Written by a scholarly expert
or specialist (credentials provided)
|Articles are reviewed
by editorial staff
|Articles are peer-reviewed
& critically evaluated by scholars
|Little or no references are included as support||Sources are always cited
in a formal bibliography
|Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos||Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review,
results, conclusion. No frills.
|Examples: Psychology Today,
US News and World Report,|
Examples: New England Journal of Medicine, Psychology Journal, Psychology, Crime & Law
Print magazine subscription in the library...
The two most recent issues are on display in the library. Back issues are available by request at the Circulation Counter.
Other online titles of interest...