Databases direct you to a wide variety of resources: articles (journal, newspaper, magazine peridocials), images, videos and more. The databases below have a little bit of everything, so they are a good place to start!
Get started with the multidisciplinary databases below, and browse through our 50+ databases in the databases A-Z link.
If you’re looking for article, these steps will help you get you started.
You can customize Google Scholar to provide full-text links to journal articles available through the LACC Library’s subscriptions. If you are on campus Google Scholar should recognize you as an LACC user and link you to the full text.
If you are researching from an OFF-CAMPUS, try one of these options:
1. Use this Google Scholar link, which will authenticate you as being affiliated with LACC
2. Configure your Google Scholar account
You will need to manually activate Google Scholar Library Links:
When full text is available through a LACC Library subscription, you will see the View it @ LACC link to the right of the citation:
What is a Peer-Reviewed Article?
Scholarly journals are also called academic, peer-reviewed, or refereed journals. Strictly speaking, peer-reviewed journals refer only to those scholarly journals that submit articles to several other scholars, experts, or academics (peers) in the field for review and comment. These reviewers must agree that the article represents properly conducted original research or writing before it can be published.
What to look for:
Peer Review Process in 4 steps:
Adapted from Olin Library Reference, Research & Learning Services, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY, USA.