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Online Education and the Library: Electronic Journals

Information for students and faculty

Scholarly Articles

Your professor has probably asked you to use scholarly or journal articles in your research. Why are they valued?

  1. Authoritative
  2. Scrutinized and reviewed prior to publication
  3. Place where new research is revealed
  4. Published more frequently than books
  5. Can direct you to more information (i.e. bibliographies)
  6. Sources for illustrative examples to support research

What to look for:

  1. Authors' affiliations (i.e. university where research took place)
  2. Often an abstract (summary) will be present
  3. Bibliography and footnotes
  4. An introduction, methodology, and conclusion
    (in the Sciences especially)

Scholary vs. Popular

Review this table comparing scholarly and non-scholarly periodicals. It'll help you recognize both types of article.

Journal Title List




The E-Journals (A to Z) is a master list of journals and magazines available to you through the CBU Library. You can search for journals and magazines by title, subject, publisher, etc. 

The journal list details:

  1. Periodical title
  2. Database or resource. 
  3. Years or volumes owned by CBU

Full-Text Access

If the record you want isn't available in fulltext, click the Try@CBU image to locate fulltext elsewhere in CBU's resources.

Journal Articles

Reading a scholarly article can be challenging for several reasons including an unfamiliar topic and professional language.