Question

What are Journals, Articles, Databases?

Answer

Lots of folks get tripped up by the terms “Journal”, “Article”, and “Database”.  What do these terms mean in the Library?

Libraries mean specific things by the terms “Journal”, “Article”, and “Database”.

Generally: Articles are in Journals are in Databases.

Article

An "Article" is a published academic text, often peer-reviewed, further cited in subsequent academic publications.  

Journal

A "Journal" is a periodical text, often peer-reviewed, published by institutions or companies. 

Database

A database is a discovery system to search or browse for Articles and/or Journals.

Search for Articles, Journals, Databases

 

 

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  • updated: Jul 31, 2021
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