Use ARTICLES to find a shorter treatment of your topic, for example, information on one particular aspect of child development.
The following link and video will help you understand the peer review process and the difference between peer reviewed journals and magazines.
The library's online databases contain millions of published articles from popular magazines, scholarly journals and news sources. In these databases, you can search for your topic in thousands of publications at the same time. The following is a list of the library databases that are good resources for scholarly journal articles. Note: off-campus access to these databases requires that you sign on using your mymsjc user name and password.