Why use Journal Articles?

  • They are more up-to-date than most books.
  • They are “peer reviewed” by other scholars in the field who check for academic integrity.
  • They are concise and usually only 5-10 pages in length.
  • Every article will contain cited references that appear as footnotes and/or bibliographies.
  • Print journals cannot be signed out of the Library but many are now in electronic format. Check the date for online availability.

Databases to search for journal articles:

Newspaper Sources: