for subject specific reference sources to
Reference sources should NOT be cited in your paper.
Use these resources to find ...
|scholarly articles from history journals|
|journal, magazine, and newspaper results with an interdisciplinary approach|
journal, magazine, and newspaper results with an interdisciplinary approach
article citations. (You may not find full text links to articles (pdfs). If this is the case, check citations in the Library's databases or request them via interlibrary loan.)
if NSCC Libraries have full text access to a particular journal in print or online (search by journal title)
Databases often allow you to limit your results to show only items from scholarly journals. This limiter can be denoted as either scholarly, peer reviewed, or refereed. Using this limiter will not filter out book reviews, literature reviews, or editorials/commentaries which are components of scholarly journals, but are not appropriate sources for your assignment.
Learn what a scholarly journal and research article are, and understand the different sections of them. (Credit: University of Texas - San Antonion Libraries)
There are specific indicators that aid in identifing whether a source is scholarly, these include:
-number of citations
-author (who is it)
-purpose or intent of publication
Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals (adapted from Cornell University Library), discusses these cues and gives examples of all article types on the scholarly/formal to popular/informal spectrum.