- Check in Ulrichsweb to be sure!
- Go to the publisher's web page to see criteria for submissions
- Look to a list for titles from reputable source for example: Open Access Online Journals
Why use journals?
- 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 focused on a specific aspect of a topic.
- Every article will contain cited references that appear as footnotes and/or bibliographies.
- Most are now in online and accessible anytime and from off campus.
For best results do a search using keywords or phrases in a subject database to find references to scholarly articles.
When a database gives you an option, always limit to scholarly (or academic or peer reviewed) journals.
Never limit to full-text only because you will miss any references to articles in journals when another vendor has the full-text publishing rights.
- ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
- Index to Jewish Periodicals
- Old Testament Abstracts
- Sociological Abstracts
- CPI.Q - limit to option Peer Reviewed Journals
- Canadian Business and Current Affairs Database - limit to option Peer Reviewed
- America: History and Life includes N. and S. America
Also consult multidisciplinary databases such as: