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Finding a book

You have access to over 54,000 printed books and over 200,000 electronic books.  These books can give you an in-depth look at an historical topic.

To find books in the JSCC Library, use the Online Catalog

Electronic books can be accessed from off-campus with your username and password.

Interlibrary Loan

Finding scholarly journal articles dealing with Anatomy and Physiology in the JSCC Library

Remember that you can access these databases from off-campus.  You will be asked for your username and password. when you click on a database from off-campus. (Your Netlogon that you use for elearn, for logging on to campus computers, etc.)

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Scholarly Periodicals vs. Non-scholarly periodicals

Scholarly Periodicals publish articles that are useful for serious scholastic research; often, instructors will insist that students use only scholastic periodicals for their research work. 

 Scholarly periodicals are also referred to as Academic Journals or Peer-Reviewed or   Refereed Journals.  "Peer Reviewed" and  "Refereed" mean that not only is the journal edited, but that every article included in the journal is reviewed by authorities in the subject field of the journal, to decide whether or not the article should be published.

 Some criteria of a scholarly journal or other scholarly periodical is:

   •     The journal is  mostly read by people  involved in or interested in the field  of study covered by the journal

     •     Articles are often lengthy, and include footnotes or endnotes and works cited  information

     •     Graphs, charts, statistical information, and tables are often used to support  the text or research

     •     The vocabulary is geared to the field of study covered by the journal 

     •     The articles are very often peer  reviewed (refereed)

  Non-Scholarly Periodicals publish articles that are not considered or meant to be of a highly serious, scholastic nature. 

 This is not to say that the articles in any given non-scholastic magazine or newspaper are false or badly written.  It only means that, for scholarly research purposes, non-scholarly periodicals do not have the recognized level of authority that a scholastic journal usually has.

 Some criteria of a magazine or other non-scholarly periodical is:

      •     The periodical appeals to a general  audience; the vocabulary is geared  to all readers

     •     Graphs, tables, and research studies  are seldom included

     •     The articles usually do not have  footnotes, endnotes, or  bibliographies (works cited)

     •     The articles tend to be short in length,   usually under 10 pages