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Journals are academic magazines that publish on a regular schedule (monthly, quarterly, etc.). They offer original scholarship and reviews written by expert scholars. Most include long articles (10-40 pages).  UHD students and faculty can connect to journals online using the databases or journals links provided on the UHD library website.

Social science journals include research, essays, and reviews written by specialists in psychology, sociology, business, criminal justice, education, etc.

General magazines have essays, editorials, and news written by journalists for non-experts. They are good for basic information, news, opinions about public policies, etc.

Databases are collections of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Use databases to search hundreds of different publications to find articles on your topic.

Other Library Guides That May Be Helpful

For some topics, you may want to explore research or news from other fields of study.

Use these library guides to quickly find the best databases in each field:


Use library databases to start your research in books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and other published sources. 

You may want to select the "full text" or "scholarly journals" option with some databases. 

  • LibSearch  
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  • PsycINFO  
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    A comprehensive index of psychological literature, as well as related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, sociology, education and other areas. It indexes over 1800 journals, English language books and book chapters, dissertations and technical reports. Many articles include links to their full text. (Some full-text)
  • PsycTESTS  
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  • PsycARTICLES  
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    Scholarly journals from the American Psychological Association and other publishers in psychology. (Full-text)
  • PsycBOOKS  
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  • DSM Library  
  • Academic Search Complete
    A multi-disciplinary database of journals, magazines, and books. (Some full-text)
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection  
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  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print  
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  • SAGE Journals Online  
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    Journals in communications, criminology, education, health, management, political science, psychology, and sociology.
  • Web of Science  
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    Web of Science provides comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals from 1900 to present. It is known for "cited reference searching" --the ability to track all publications listed in the references of an article you have in hand, or to find all subsequent research that cites an article you have in hand.


Depending on your topic, you may need to use databases from various other fields.

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