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Finding Journal Articles in Philosophy

  • Academic Search Elite
    Contains full-text articles in over 2000 journals. Good for articles dealing with ethics and general philosophy topics.
  • Issues and Controversies on File
    Issues and Controversies provides objective looks at controversial issues.
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR provides access to older journals in many different fields.

Web Sites in Philosophy

Finding books and audio-visual material in the JSCC Library

APA Style

  • MLA Style
    This is an overview of how to cite various items in MLA style.
 

Scholarly (Peer Reviewed Journals)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 Academic Newspapers, Journals, or Refereed Journals.  "Refereed" means 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

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Accessing JSCC Library resources from home

To access the JSCC Library resources (electronic books, electronic databases, etc.) from off-campus, you will be asked for your Netlogon. 

 This is the username and password you use to access computers on campus,  JWEB or your Elearn classes.

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