Databases (see right) lead you to peer-reviewed journals. The small sample of journals (see right, below) contain schoarly articles published in peer-review journals. Many more are available to you as a Monmouth University student.
These articles are reviewed by experts and are rigourously vetted before publication.
Non-peer reviewed journals and their articles, such as the ones found on magazine racks of large booksellers or publised on Google, are not peer-reviewed.
Access to peer-review materials is possible only through your academic affiliation as a student or faculty member.
If you're just begining to research Louisa May Alcott, consider using the following academic databases and journals:
American Transendental Quarterly
Children's Literature in Education
Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies
Journal of Popular Culture
Modern Language Quarterly
New England Quarterly
Studies in American Fiction
Do use Google Scholar to locate article titles.
Do not use Google Scholar to locate full-text scholalry articles.