New Video: Using Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory: The Final Word on Peer Review

AMJ cover 2012
By Academy of Management (Academy of Management) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Leatherby Libraries databases offer thousands of articles from peer-reviewed journals. You can even limit your searches by adding this limiter. But, not all material retrieved meets the criteria for peer-reviewed. For example, the Harvard Business Review is classified as a peer-reviewed journal, but articles do not go through the process. To help you make sure that you are using articles from peer-reviewed journals, we created the video, Using Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory: The Final Word on Peer Review.

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It’s one extra step, but when your instructor only wants peer-reviewed materials, you’ll be glad that you double-checked.

As always, feel free to contact your Brandman librarians if you need additional assistance.

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The Empir(ical) Articles Strike Back

Death Star crew
By Michael Neel from Knoxville, TN, USA (Star Wars) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

We all love Star Wars. Although your Brandman librarians would definitely side with the rebel alliance, we know that the empire has its place, too.

As college writers and researchers, you have probable been asked to use empirical articles to support your work. Sometimes, that can be frustrating. Before you go full Vader on the library, let us Yoda your way through knowing what an empirical article is and how to search for one. We have created a simple tutorial–Empirical Articles: What You Need To Know.

Empirical Articles

Empirical Articles Video Tutorial

Once you know how to recognize an empirical article, you will no longer be haunted by, “Do or do not. There is no try.” As always, if you are unsure, ask your Brandman librarians. May the force be with you.

Scholarly Journals or Popular Magazines: Is There Really a Difference?

Hogarth - Studenten bei der Vorlesung 1736
By Rabe! at de.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

All through college, you will hear the words, “Make sure that your articles come from scholarly journals.” But, what is a scholarly journal? Your Brandman librarians have made it easy for you to learn the difference. We created the tutorial Scholarly Journals or Popular Magazines: Is There Really A Difference? to help you get a better grasp on the idea.

Scholarly Journals or Popular Magazines

Scholarly Journals or Popular Magazines

Once you know the difference between the two, finding credible sources will be a breeze. If you are still unsure or need to know if a specific journal is scholarly, ask a librarian. That’s what we’re here for!

Scholarly Journals or Popular Magazines: Is There Really A Difference?

Hogarth - Studenten bei der Vorlesung 1736
By Rabe! at de.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

All through college, you will hear the words, “Make sure that your articles come from scholarly journals.” But, what is a scholarly journal? Your Brandman librarians have made it easy for you to learn the difference. We created the tutorial Scholarly Journals or Popular Magazines: Is There Really A Difference? to help you get a better grasp on the idea.

Scholarly Journals or Popular Magazines

Scholarly Journals or Popular Magazines

Once you know the difference between the two, finding credible sources will be a breeze. If you are still unsure or need to know if a specific journal is scholarly, ask a librarian. That’s what we’re here for!