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Finding Articles

These databases have published articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. They are a good place to begin your research.

Recommended databases

EBSCOhost
A starting point for full-text articles on current events and issues, as well as business, science, technology, medicine, the arts, literature and other subjects.
Gale
A starting point for full-text articles on current events and issues, as well as science, technology, medicine, the arts, literature and other subjects.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Pro and con opinion essays on current social issues.
SIRS Knowledge Source
News and magazine articles on current events and social issues. Great for finding pro and con articles.

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Research Guides
These guides, created by PCC Librarians, provide recommended databases for a specific subject area.
Databases A-Z
Includes a complete list of PCC Library databases.
Tutorials and Handouts
These tutorials and handouts have been created by PCC Librarians and are organized by the steps in the research process.

What is a Peer-Reviewed Article?

Many, but not all, academic journals are peer-reviewed. According to the Random House Dictionary, peer review is the "evaluation of a person's work or performance by a group of people in the same occupation, profession, or industry." A peer-reviewed journal publishes articles which have been independently evaluated by experts (peers) in the field.

Find out more by taking a look at What is a Peer Reviewed Article.

These databases have published articles from scholarly journals.

Recommended databases

Academic One File
[limit to peer-reviewed by checking the "to peer-reviewed publications" box]
Gale. A starting point for peer-reviewed, full-text articles in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
Academic Search Premier
[limit to peer-reviewed by checking the "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" box in Advanced Search]
EBSCOhost. Full text for more than 4,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. 3,700+ are peer-reviewed.
JSTOR
Full text of over 1000 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals. A video tutorial on how to search JSTOR is available.
PsycINFO
EBSCOhost. Start here if you are looking for scholarly (peer-reviewed) psychology articles. PsycINFO is the single most comprehensive psychology article collection. Full-text articles from PsycARTICLES are included here.
Science Direct
Full text for over 890 peer reviewed health and life sciences journals. View Science Direct handout [pdf].

Other recommendations

Research Guides
These guides, created by PCC Librarians, provide recommended databases for a specific subject area.
Databases A-Z
Includes a complete list of PCC Library databases.
Google Scholar
Learn how to set your preferences to see resources from PCC Library in Google Scholar.