Library databases such as Ebscohost JSTOR and Proquest are used to find PEER-REVIEWED/SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLES, not found through Internet search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo).
The material found within databases is generally more acceptable to use than material found on the web because it comes from professionals working in the field that you are researching. You still need to personally review material to make sure it is appropriate for your topic.
The following links will help you understand the peer review process and the difference between peer reviewed journals and magazines.
Search these databases for articles in magazines, newspapers and journals.
Google Scholar is a web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats disciplines.
It does not always have the full text of the article but gives you the citation which you can use to find the full article elsewhere.
**Tip: you now use Google Scholar to search the some of the library databases (Ebsco & Proquest)! Just follow these steps to get this service working on your computer:
Note: you will also see articles that do not have the full text, only the citation (author, title, date, etc.). If you want to use one of these articles, you can request it through our Interlibrary Loan Service. Remember, though, it can take up to two weeks for the article to get here.
You can see these steps illustrated in this video.