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Education Research Guide: Journals

Journals vs. Databases

The difference between Library Journals and Databases can be a bit confusing at first. Basically, use Journals if you are search by citation and use Databases if you are searching by topic.

The Journals page allows searching for particular journal titles and access to particular articles. For example, if you want to see if the Library has access to JAMA or Nature and for what years, you would search the Journals page.

The Databases page is where you would go if you want to search for a topic. So, if you want to search for articles about cancer rehabilitation you would go to Databases instead of Journals.