The selected business and social science databases listed below are often recommended to their students by OL instructors when journal articles are required. Some of these databases such as Business Source Premier and Academic Search Premier include popular magazine and newspaper articles. Use the limit to scholarly journals filter in these databases, if requested by your instructor.
University instructors often ask their students to use articles from scholarly journals rather than from popular magazines for their research assignments. The link below presents a checklist which compares basic characteristics of three types of periodicals, scholarly, trade, and popular to help you identify these publications.