ABOUT JOURNALS & DATABASES
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:
CORE DATABASES FOR RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY
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.
MORE DATABASES FOR PSYCHOLOGY
Depending on your topic, you may need to use databases from various other fields.
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