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Remember the Ladies: Research Paper: Journal Articles

What are Journals and Journal Articles?

A journal (also known as an academic journal or scholarly journal)  is essentially a collection of peer-reviewed research papers written by scholars for scholars. These articles are often long, but they are much shorter than books. Like your research paper, these articles will contain notes (either footnotes or endnotes) and a bibliography of resources including other journal articles, books / monographs, and web resources.

Tips for reading a journal article:

  • Read the abstract if provided. The abstract will summarize the contents of the paper.
  • Read the introductory paragraph; it will include the author's thesis statement.
  • Read the first sentence of each subsequent paragraph. This will help you identify the most relevant parts of the article.
  • Read the conclusion.
  • Skim the bibliography to identify additional resources for your research paper.
NOTE ON CITING JOURNAL ARTICLES: Journal article citations can generally be exported from the database to NoodleTools. Look for the Resource Allows NoodleTools Export icon.

Contains Primary Sources means this source contains Primary Sources.

Resource Allows NoodleTools Export means you can export the citation for this source to NoodleTools.

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For additional databases containing journal articles, click here: Taft Online Subscription Databases: Journal Articles