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Access COM Library's journals online. Great for when you are interested in a specific journal.
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COM Library Journals Online

OnlineThe emphasis here is on COM resources, including journals available online through EBSCO, Gale and Literature Online databases, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the TexShare Electronic Journals tool. Through these resources over 15,000 journals are accessible.

Learn step by step how to find out if COM Library has your favorite journal online or what journals are available in your field. These journals can be accessed on or off campus 24/7.


Don't Forget About Public Journals Online!

Access library, news, medical and science journals as well as Google Scholar, Google Magazines and Google News Archives. All journals listed include full text articles, varying from one or two sample articles to all the articles contained in the print version.

To access, see the Public Journals & Magazines LibGuide.


Scholarly Journals v. Popular Magazines

When researching for college, keep in mind that scholarly journals and magazines are quite different. Scholarly journals have content that has been written by scholars or experts in their field. The most authoritative scholarly journals are peer reviewed. See the chart below for a comparison of scholarly journals to popular magazines.

Was the material reviewed, edited or fact checked for publication?
Reviewed or edited articles are more closely scrutinized for accuracy and value. Professional or scholarly journals have more reviewed and edited articles than popular magazines (see the chart below).

Where to find review/editing for articles or books
Check the front of the periodical or book for information on the editing, review and selection process for that periodical. Some databases such as EBSCO Academic Search Complete let you limit your search to scholarly or peer reviewed journals.

    Where to find review/editing for web sites
    Web sites may have this information at the beginning or end of a page or on the home page of the site, but are much less likely to have been reviewed. 

    The chart below lists criteria that can be used to tell whether you have an article from a scholarly journal or from a popular magazine. Most of the criteria listed for scholarly journal articles can also be applied to books and Internet resources to help determine their value. The more criteria your resource has listed under the Scholarly Journals column, the more likely it will be a good resource.

    Scholarly Journals

    Popular Magazines

    Lengthy, detailed articles Brief articles
    References and sources listed References and sources seldom given
    Graphs, charts, usually no photographs Photographs
    Articles written by an expert, always signed (author's name listed) Articles usually written by staff or freelance writer, frequently unsigned (author's name not listed)
    Credentials of author listed Credentials usually unlisted
    Aimed at people in the field Aimed at general public
    Few or no ads Lots of Ads
    May be peer reviewed Not peer reviewed

    Scholarly JournalExample Scholarly Journals:

    Journal of Applied Psychology


    Modern Fiction Studies


    Popular MagazineExample Popular Magazines:


    Reader's Digest



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