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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.
Research Databases Best Bets
Defining Gender, 1450-1910
This database contains a wide range of primary sources related to gender, 1450-1910, arranged into 5 themes: conduct and politeness; domesticity and the family; consumption and leisure; education and sensibility; and the body.
Research Databases Also Try
Search for Articles in ProQuest Databases
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