Scholarly articles are written by experts in the field and, additionally, reviewed by a panel experts in the field. They tend to include a lot of research and data, and the information in the article is backed up by a list of references.
Example of a Journal with Scholarly Articles
Popular articles are often written by journalists for a general audience and are not reviewed by experts in the field. Popular articles rarely include references.
Example of a Magazine with Popular Articles
For more detailed information on what a scholarly article looks like, see the excellent tutorial Anatomy of a Scholarly Article.
JSTOR includes over one thousand high-quality academic journals across the sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts and economics/business.
To search the journals in a specific discipline (example, biology):
•Go to Advanced Search
•Scroll down to Discipline(s) and/or Title(s):
•Check the box for that discipline (example: Biological Sciences)
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Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database and thus can be used to find information on research paper topics for any of your classes at Cañada College. This database includes:
CQ Research includes current, hot topic reports providing unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
CountryWatch provides up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
Ethnic Newswatch provides information on issues concerning a variety of ethnicities including, African American/Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish and Native People.
Ethnic Newswatch proporciona información de periodicos de una variedad de grupos étnicos, incluyendo, Afro Americano / Caribe / África, Árabe / Oriente Medio, Asia / Islas del Pacífico, Europa / Europa del Este, Hispanos, Judíos y Pueblos Indígenas. Incluye periódicos en español.
In this database you will find:
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