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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:
For example, click on the image below to see a sample article record from a database.
Commonly, articles found in newspapers, magazines and journals may be of three types, depending on the intended audience and uses for the article:
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.