What is a Scholarly Journal?
Also known as scholarly, refereed, or peer-reviewed journals.
Audience: Written for academics and professionals.
Author/Authority: Articles written by researchers or scholars in the field who report the results of original research.
Citations: Articles include footnotes and a list of citations at the end of the article.
Content: Includes scholarly research for a particular profession or industry.
Frequency: Usually published bimonthly or quarterly.
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Databases can be tricky. When you are looking at an article in a database, the URL (or link) that you see in your browser's address bar is only active for a short period of time. This means if you save the link and try to return to the article the next day, you will see an error. So, each database has a "permalink" feature built in - this is the only link that will allow you to return to the article at a later time.
You may have to search around a bit to find it, and, remember, librarians are standing by to help! Sometimes, there is a permalink button that, when clicked, will open a frame containing your link. Other times, the permalink may live in the citation provided by the database. Keep an eye out for the link icon for permalinks.
Here are a few examples of where to find permalinks in our databases: