Ms. Hanes/AP Psychology/Academic Journals
An academic journal (also called a scholarly journal or a peer reviewed journal) is written by an expert in an academic or professional field (very often a university professor). The purpose of an academic journal article is to report on original research or experimentation. Readers of academic journal articles are typically others in the scholarly world (professors, students, etc.). Though a few academic journals are freely available online, the majority can only be accessed through a school library's databases.
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- If you have a Pipeline account at SBCC, you can access the Luria Library's databases here.
- Google Scholar may also be helpful when searching for academic research articles.
- This video from the North Carolina State University libraries will help you understand exactly what a scholarly journal article is.
- California State University, San Bernadino has a great Scholarly Journal Tutorial here.