What are Journals, Articles, Databases?


Lots of folks get tripped up with the terms "Journal", "Article", and "Database".  What do they mean in the Library?

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Libraries mean specific things by these terms.


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



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



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


Generally: Articles are in Journals, often discovered via Database.


  • by: Allan Berry
  • created: Jun 29, 2021
  • updated: Jun 29, 2021
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