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What is an article database?

Library article databases are indexes that allow users to search for articles from various publications and/or periodicals (journals, newspapers, or magazines).

The description of an article found in a database commonly consists of 3 main parts: 

  • Citation - gives the publication information for the article or book chapter including author, title, periodical name, issue, date, and pages numbers.
  • Abstract - A brief summary of an article or book.
  • Full-text – when available, the complete copy of the article.

What is Peer-Reviewed?

Scholarly journals published by professional associations or a university press will have a panel of scholars who evaluate articles submitted for publication. In other words, these editorial panels are comprised of the author's peers.

If an article is approved for publication the panel has agreed that the article will advance the thinking within the discipline. Thus, articles accepted for publication would then be considered peer reviewed.

 Is this a Scholarly Article?? Or Not???

Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journals (James Madison University)


Where is that article anyway?

Use the databases shown here to find references to articles about your topic.

To get to the full-text of the article, click on the Find it at New Paltz button next to the reference. 

No Find it at New Paltz button? Some databases, instead, show their own links to the html or pdf versions.

If there are no links (and no Find it at New Paltz), then copy down the bibliographic information (author, journal title, year, volume, pages) and search our journals to see if we have a print version of the journal.

If we don't have access to an article,  you can request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

Search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously

Finding the Full-Text

NEW database!

Films On Demand contain over 5,000 streaming videos provided by the Films Media Group. These educational videos may be watched on your computer anywhere you have Internet service, 24 hours a day. Videos can be browsed by subject or title. The library owns four collections: Business & Economics, Health, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Sciences.