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Ebooks are scholarly, too!

Most NCC Library eBooks are scholarly although, being books, they are not peer-reviewed.

Academic or Scholarly Journals

Q. So what are academic, scholarly or peer-reviewed journals or articles and why have you been asked to find them?

A. Academic journals are published, first of all, for scholars--like you--and specialists. Journals feature the newest research and analysis and getting published in one is a mark of academic excellence. Many journals are peer-reviewed to assure quality and relevance.

Note: Publishers usually do not make journals available via Google so the library databases are your best bet.

Find Research Articles

Searching for scholarly articles for your assignment?  Choose the Articles tab on the NCC Library OneSearch box. Then, click on the peer reviewed button with the gold seal. If an article has that seal next to its title, it is peer-reviewed.

Save yourself time when you read research articles. Watch this 4-minute orientation.

Some Library Databases with Research Articles

The databases in this list contain many academic journals. See all 13 library databases with research articles. You can search all of them at the same time with NCC Library OneSearch.