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Why use scholarly articles?
Scholarly articles are a major resource used in academic research. Scholarly journals are periodicals published for and by scholars and experts in a certain field. As you conduct your own research and write your papers, you will use scholarly articles to contexualize your argument in a scholarly conversation.
Why use a database?
The library subscribes to databases to provide access to periodical articles. The content contained in these databases are typically not freely available on the internet. You have to pay to get access to them. But with an article database, the library is paying for that access for you. That's why you have to go through the database to get the articles.
Don't ever pay to download an article from the internet--talk to a librarian, and we can more than likely get you a copy of the article at no charge to you. That's what libraries do!
Social Sciences Databases
Listed below are selected article databases available through the IUS
library. This is not an exhaustive list. To see the full list of
database options available, see the article and database page on the library homepage.
APA PsycARTICLES This link opens in a new window
PsycARTICLES is a definitive source of searchable full text articles on current issues in psychology. The database contains more than 39,000 searchable full text articles from 44 journals published by the APA.
APA PsycINFO This link opens in a new window
PsycINFO, from the American Psychological Association, contains over two million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as 1840.
Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC) This link opens in a new window
Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media.
Professional Development Collection This link opens in a new window
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
SocINDEX with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Sociology research database, full text for 253 "core" journals dating back to 1895, and 72 "priority" journals. Includes full text for 547 books and conference papers.