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COM 3030 Persuasion: Journal Articles

Journal Holdings

When trying to locate a specific article for which you have a citation (journal title, article title, author, etc.), use either the Journals or Articles tab.

Google Scholar

Using the Cited by link in Google Scholar can help you locate new research.  Enter the Title of a key article in the Google Scholar box and use the Cited by link to obtain more recent research that have used your key article as a reference. 

Google Scholar Search

Interlibrary Loan Form

Journal Databases

Database helps and hints

Scholarly Journal or Magazine?

How can you tell if an article is scholarly or from a magazine?

If you get your article from an online database, you can usually limit your results list to just scholarly journals.  If you are using a print copy, here's some tips: 

1. Scholarly journals report on original research and usually include charts, graphs and formulas.  The articles are lengthy and usually have headings like method or methodology, results, and conclusion and include a bibliography.   Examples of scholarly journals are American Journal of Education, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and Modern Fiction Studies.

2. Magazine articles are written to inform and entertain a general audience. They may be news magazines, sports interest, cultural and social news, or a variety of topics features.  They usually have colorful covers, lots of photos and advertisements.  Articles are usually brief but can be longer and they seldom have a bibliography.  Examples of magazines are Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, and Popular Mechanics.