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MVNU Writing Guide: Finding Journals

Finding Journals

As an MVNU student you have access to a wide variety of online academic databases filled with resources for any discipline. Academic journals are often some of the best resources for research papers-- as long as they are peer-reviewed. The SuperSearch (detailed in the SuperSearch guide) complies every database, but sometimes it's helpful to just search through one catalog specifically.

Check out the links below to learn about finding academic journals!


Clicking "All Databases: A-Z" under the Library Resources tab takes you to the full list of databases.

From here, there are few different ways to approach journal-finding. The video in the next box goes into detail about EBSCO databases, which is like the SuperSearch but just for journals. It is probably best to use EBSCO databases for most situations, especially for lower-level writing courses. Check out the next video for more details, as well as some tips!

If you want to ensure that your sources come from a specific database, you can pick from the list of databases here. For example, if I only wanted information from the PsycINFO database, I would choose "P-Q" and find the specific database from the list.

Check out the video to see another method for finding journal articles, the EJC!

How to Use The Electronic Journal Center