Scholarly or Academic Journals (or books): books or journals in which the scholarship or research of an academic discipline is published. Scholarly journals are usually but not always peer-reviewed.
Peer-Reviewed or Refereed Journals (or articles, or books): articles or books that have been submitted to a panel of experts in the discipline for review prior to publication. This process provides a greater assurance that the research presented is sound.
Research or Empirical Research: research articles or books that describe and document research conducted by the author(s). Empirical studies are based on data derived from observation or experimentation.
Primary source - "an artifact, a document, a recording or other source of information that was created at the time under study. It serves as an original source of information about the topic."
Secondary source - a source "that was created later by someone who did not experience first-hand or participate in the events or conditions you’re researching.”
Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources
All of the databases that YU subscribes to. Browse by title or subject.
Search here to find books, e-books, journals, e-journals, DVDs & etc. that the library owns or subscribes to. Direct links to electronic resources.
Need to Know?
Is this a "peer-reviewed" journal?
Who publishes this journal, anyway?