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Residential Schools: Journals

Finding Journal Articles

Journal articles can be useful sources of information for almost any subject area. They contain current information or research, and are usually written on specific aspects of a topic.

Use research databases to search for articles on a specific topic. Databases can be accessed from off campus by current UFV students and employees.

Tips for searching this topic:

  • Put phrase in quotation marks -  "residential schools"
  • Get variant endings using the truncation symbol - "residential school*" will retrieve residential school, residential schools, or residential schooling
  • Add a geographic limiter, such as Canada -
    "residential school*" and Canada


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Search JSTOR

Search for scholarly journal articles in all subjects, with strength in the Humanities. Full text is available. Coverage starts with Vol. 1, No. 1 of all titles, and goes up to 3 to 5 years ago.

UFV Journals

UFV has access to more than 68,000 journal, magazine, and newspaper titles online, and about 500 current titles in print.

Journals beyond UFV

You can request articles from journals not held by UFV through interlibrary loan. Request forms can be accessed from the library's web site, or through the Full Text Finder link in the library's research databases. Articles generally arrive within 2-5 business days; books may take a little longer.

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Search our Discovery Service for books, journals, reports and much more from a multitude of sources.

Be sure to put phrases in quotations marks, such as "residential schools".

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Types of Journals

Not all journals are created equal, and not all will be appropriate for every research need. These are the most common types of journals you are likely to encounter in your research, presented in order from most to least academic or scholarly:

  • Scholarly Journals: reports of original research, theoretical, experimental or applied; many are refereed/peer-reviewed
  • Trade/Professional Journals: current trends, news & events in a particular field; some are peer-reviewed
  • Journals of Commentary or Opinion: commentary on political & social issues; often source of specific political viewpoint, e.g., conservative, liberal, or specific interest group
  • Newspapers: current information, news stories; local & regional focus
  • Popular Magazines: current events & news; primary source for popular culture
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