Faculty will often ask that you use peer reviewed articles for your papers. This is a process in which writers submit articles to a journal for an outside review from a researcher in the field. Articles are accepted for publication contingent upon revisions and recommendations from the reviewers. This practice ensures accuracy and encourages new developments in research.
Watch this brief video to learn about the peer review process and ways to find these journal articles.
The resources here on journal articles will provide you with scholarly material for your essay. When you select and read articles, be aware of the following issues:
1) Searching by the Article Title: ""Dammit, Jim, I'm a Muslim Woman, Not a Klingon!': Mediating the Immigrant Body in Mohja Kahf's Poetry"
Check Tripod using the search filter Articles or Proquest Research Library where this article and many more are available full-text.
2) Searching by the Journal Name: JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
Check Tripod- Journal Search where all journals, as well as newspapers and popular magazines, are listed by title.
Tip: The Journal Search link is in the Navigation Bar.
3) Searching by Broad Subject - Multi-disciplinary Databases,:
Use these journal databases where you can apply a full range of search techniques to find scholarship on your topic. These include choosing exact terminology, using Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT to define the relationships among search terms, and employing strategies for precise results with nesting, phrase searches, truncation, field searching, and sorting results. See the Developing Search Strategies page for more details.
These databases cover the top-tier journals but will not go into as great a depth in different topic areas as will the subject-specific databases below:
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JSTOR This link opens in a new window This link opens in a new window This link opens in a new window
4) Finding Articles in Subject-Specific Databases
Take advantage of more in-depth coverage of topics with databases focused on a specific academic discipline.
Where to find subject-specific databases? Check the Research Guides website which outlines the major databases by subject area. It also includes resource lists for classes and for categories like news and government information. The Research Guides site can be searched by word or phrase (in quotations) to find specific topics..
See the lists below for examples of major databases in the social sciences, humanities and natural sciences.