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Anatomy and Physiology

This guide is designed to assist students in finding resources for their Anatomy and Physiology classes.

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Sylvia Rowe
731-424-3520, ext. 50328

Finding Scholarly Journal Articles on 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.)

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

Research Consultations

For in-depth assistance with your research, please schedule a research consultation with a librarian.


When booking your research consultation, please provide an email address other than your eLearn email address. Be sure to give as much information as possible about the assignment and the assistance that you need.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book  or an article that the Jackson State Community College Library doesn't own, please contact Scott Cohen at 731-424-3520 ext. 52615 or by email at scohen@jscc.eduProvide him with the author, title, date of publication and publisher. for a book. For an article in a journal or magazine, provide him the name of the journal or magazine, the date of the journal or magazine, the title of the article and the pages on which the article appears.

The Library will then ask another library to loan us the book or send a scanned copy of the article..  We use the Online College Library Center to connect us to most academic libraries in the country.

It takes about 2 weeks for a book to be sent here from another library and about a week for a copy of an article.