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What are scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles?
Many sources you will find when conducting college-level library research are scholarly articles, often called "peer-reviewed," or "academic."
The tutorials below explain the typical appearance, structure, and function of scholarly articles.
Databases for Researching Controversial Topics in Education
When you log into any of the databases below, find the main subject area for "Education" and browse the topics. You can also use the "Search" feature.
Scholarly Article Databases
The library has many different databases, some are multidisciplinary and some are subject specific (e.g., just covering literature or nursing). Below is a curated list of those most appropriate databases for conducting educational research.
Some databases are entirely scholarly in content while others are a mix of scholarly journals, reference, newspapers, and magazines.
Look for the "Scholarly/Peer Review" box or sections titled "Academic Journals" to limit your results to just those types of articles.
Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) This link opens in a new window
Use the search bar in the upper right corner of the page to search for a keyword, title, publisher, director, etc. Or click the red filter button in the upper middle of the homepage to browse by subject, publisher, person, content type, release date, or language. Once you’ve narrowed your search, click on a video to open it in a new page. Transcript and citation help provided.
Films on Demand (Infobase Publishing) This link opens in a new window
In the upper search bar, you can search for titles, subjects, directors, etc. Or just explore the categories on the homepage. Click on the video and you can stream right in your browser. Transcript and citation help provided.
All online video databases are here.