Academic or 'scholarly' journal articles are those that have been researched and authored by professional researchers or experts in a particular field.
Unlike the entertainment or news-driven information commonly found in magazines and newspapers, scholarly journals have been written with an audience of researchers and academics in mind. For research, particularly within the field of health sciences, scholarly journal articles are the leading source of information.
Peer reviewed articles have undergone a process of evaluation by subject specific experts (peers) to ensure that information is accurate, high quality, and academically sound. Peer reviewed articles contain original research to be shared with researchers and other professionals.
Not all articles are peer reviewed. To find peer reviewed articles:
Humber Libraries' Discover search is a broad, multidisciplinary search tool - think of Discover as a "Google" search for the library. With Discover you can:
Discover is a great place to start your search for Scholarly Journal Articles because it's broad search capabilities capture results from a wide range of topics and resources. The video below explains how to start your search for information at library.humber.ca
Subject-Specific Journal Databases
While Discover searches a wide range of the library's collection, a search within a specific database offers advanced search functionality. If your results in Discover are too broad or unfocused, try these some of the databases suggested.
Tip: Not all journal databases function in the same way Discover does. If you're struggling to use any library resources, or can't seem to find the right information, contact the library for help.