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Research Skills: Articles & Journals

Basic research skills such as finding books, journal articles, working with databases, citing your sources, and more.

Magazines and Journals

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 What is the difference?

"Magazine" is often used to describe a popular periodical like Time or People. Magazines have many color photos and advertisements.

“Journal” is used to describe a scholarly periodical that is written by experts. Journal articles tend to be longer and provide extensive citations to additional research.

Here are some examples:

Peer-Reviewed Journals:
American Journal of Sociology
New England Journal of Medicine
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Journal of Counseling Psychology
Literary Review

General or Popular Magazines:
Science Today
Psychology Newsletter
Atlantic Monthly

Click here to access a more detailed comparison table or watch the video below.


The list of databases below includes ones most popular at MCC. For more options, choose "View More Results."

If you're trying to use a databases off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your NetID and password.

Locate e-Journal Titles

Browse E-Journal Search to locate e-journal titles available through the MCC Library databases. You can search by title or subject.