Use research databases to search for articles. Most databases allow you to limit to scholarly or peer reviewed articles. Some databases will return full text articles, and abstracts or summaries of articles.
Use the GET ARTICLE or LINK TO FULL TEXT link to see if an article is available in another database. If an article is unavailable through Monmouth University Library it may be requested through
Subscription databases are available to Monmouth University students, faculty and staff. For remote log in, use your university username and password.
View the entire list of MU databases here:
A to Z List of Databases
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Use the Journal Locator to search for or within a journal or periodical.
Enter the title of the periodical, such as American Historical Review, College English, or the Wall Street Journal. The Locator will let you know if MU has access to the title.
|Audience||All readers||Scholars and students||Professionals working in a specific field|
|Appearance||Glossy paper, many ads and pictures||Research articles with data and graphics, few pictures||Glossy paper, short articles, ads and pictures|
|Author||Freelance writers or journalists||Professors, scholars or teachers in the field||Members of the profession|
|Purpose||Entertain and inform||Publish new research in the field||Keep professionals up to date with trends in the field|
|References||Very few citations||References are listed at the end of the article||Very few citations|
|Authority||Articles reviewed by magazine's editors||Articles undergo peer-review by scholars within the same field||Articles reviewed by magazine's editors|
|Frequency||Published weekly or monthly||Published a few times a year, quarterly||Published weekly or monthly|
|Examples||Time, People||Criminal Justice Research||Advertising Age, Education Week|
Some keywords to consider: