A scholarly paper written by an expert in the field and often peer-reviewed by other experts before publication. Articles are usually published in scholarly journals and contain a list of references or citations at the end.



A collection of articles in a particular subject area published on a regular schedule, often 4 times a year. Similar to a magazine except that the articles are often scholarly, peer-reviewed and are read by researchers in the field. A journal can either be in print or online. (ie, The Journal of Philosophy)



A searchable collection of articles from hundreds or thousands of scholarly journals and other sources. Libraries typically pay a licensing fee to publishers (such as Ebsco) in order to give library users access to search for and download articles from a database. (ie, Academic Search Complete)

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