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Database Searching: Magazine or Scholarly Journal?

An introduction to basic and advanced database searches


The Library provides access to nearly 70 different databases. Access Kirtland databases on the Databases page:

Note: You will need to use your Single Sign-On user name and password to access the library's databases.

Choosing the right source type

Most databases include information from a variety of types of sources.  There are different types of information for different purposes.  It helps to understand the distinction between some source types that at first glance may appear to be the same.  Magazines and journals may look similar but there are important differences.  The video on this page created by University of Arkansas Libraries explains some of the important differences between these two types of sources.

What is the Difference Between a Magazine and a Scholarly Journal? (1:50)

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.

Limit Your Results

Click on a source type to see only results of that type.


Click on a source type to see only results of that type.


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