Please note: Off-site access to these databases requires a valid St. Francis College login.
Here are two additional sources (from the Internet) to help you find articles.
Here is a video on how to use Google Scholar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi6KcTxJJ2g
Scholarly, peer-reviewed, or refereed articles are written by scholars or experts in a particular discipline. The authors' peers review the article before it gets published in a journal (see definition below.) This process adds more credibility and accuracy to the claims in the article.
There are a dozen ways to distinguish scholarly journals from other types of periodicals.
Three key specifications are: Who wrote it? What is the article’s structure? Is there a list of works cited?
Here is an interactive look at the purpose of each section within a scholarly article. The Anatomy of a Scholar Article.
And here is a 3-question test to help you. Is this Article Scholarly?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, journals are "any periodical publication containing news or dealing with matters of current interest in any particular sphere."
An abstract of an article summarizes the article. Sometimes you may only see an abstract and not the full-text of the article. The reason is our subscriptions do not have full-text access to every result in a particular database. If you search our catalog and find only an abstract, you can request the article through our interlibrary loan service. And if you search a database and find only an abstract, try to search for the article with its full title in our catalog. This allows you to search all of our databases for it.