The Library provides access to nearly 70 different databases. Access Kirtland databases on the Databases page: http://www.kirtland.edu/library/databases
Note: You will need to use your Single Sign-On user name and password to access the library's databases.
Watch this video to learn the difference between magazines, trade publications/journals, and scholarly journals.
Magazines and Scholarly Journals. By University of Arkansas Libraries. YouTube. YouTube, 26 Sept. 2008. Web. 13 Apr. 2016.
Some journal articles are peer reviewed. Peer reviewed articles carry more authority than other articles because their content has been reviewed by subject experts prior to publication. Databases allow you to limit your search to peer reviewed materials. By doing so, you assure that the resources you are using are reliable and acceptable for scholarly work.
You may not always have the option to limit your results to peer reviewed articles on the first screen. You might need to do an advanced search or complete a search and then select peer reviewed on the results screen.