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Honolulu Community College Library
Articles from Library Research Databases
Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. These databases will help you locate full text articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and more.
Academic Search Complete
Research across all subject areas from more than 9,000 full text journals; over 13,800 indexed & abstracted journals. Selected PDF content dating back as far as 1887. Updated daily. Excellent scholarly content!
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
Provides access to education literature and resources. Includes more than 1 million records and links to more than 264,000 full-text documents.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and Lexi-PAL Drug Guide with 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets and more than 4,700 brand names.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
This database covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Access to over 500 full-text journals.
Selected full-text scholarly journal titles available from the following subject collections: business, management, accounting; earth/planetary sciences; health sciences; physics and astronomy; and agricultural and biological sciences.
Full text access to three of Honolulu's local newspapers (past & present):
Coverage - Honolulu Star-Advertiser: June 7, 2010 - present;
Honolulu Advertiser: November 30, 2002 - May 15, 2010;
Honolulu Star-Bulletin: March 18, 1996 - June 6, 2010.
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MAGAZINE vs. JOURNAL -- What's the difference?
|Its purpose is to inform or entertain
||Its aim is to report on scholarly research
|Articles typically short in length
||Longer articles with in-depth analysis
|Written by a reporter,
journalist, or staff writer
|Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)
|Articles are reviewed
by editorial staff
|Articles are peer-reviewed &
critically evaluated by scholars
|Little or no references are included as support
||Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography
|Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos
||Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.
|Examples: Parents, Good Housekeeping, Readers Digest
||Examples: Teaching Young Children Zero to Three, Harvard Business Review
Print Journals and Magazines
Print journals and magazines in the library...
Teaching Young Children (TYC) - Published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, this periodical is for the preschool professional.
Young Children - The Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Zero to Three - A multidisciplinary resource on infants, toddlers, and families, intended to strengthen the critical roles of professionals, policymakers, and parents in giving young children the best possible start in life.
Current print issues are on display in the library. Back issues are available by request from the Circulation Services Counter.
Other titles of interest...
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