For academic research, it is often important to use peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals rather than popular magazines. Peer review is the process by which a journal article is evaluated by experts in the field. An example of a peer-reviewed journal is the Renaissance Quarterly. An example of a popular magazine is People.
All of the following databases are listed alphabetically by title on the library web site under Databases.
Selected Databases Covering Many Subjects, Including History
Provides access to scholarly journals across the disciplines.
Academic Search Complete
Provides selected full text for scholarly journals and popular magazines across the disciplines. Limit search to “Peer Reviewed.”
Gender Studies Collection (Gale)
Includes selected full text of popular and scholarly sources on gender studies.
Provides selected full text of journals, newsletters, and research reports on women and gender.