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Honolulu Community College Library
Online Articles (Research Databases)
Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. These databases will help you locate full text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Archival journal collections include more than 2,000 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR offers 15 Arts & Sciences collections that span 60 disciplines, and the Life Science Collection comprises more than 160 journals in the field sciences, and broad coverage of the health sciences. [For calendar year 2022.]
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
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.
History Reference Center This link opens in a new window
Full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, and more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers This link opens in a new window
View newspaper pages from more than 20 states, including Hawaii. Coverage 1860-1922.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) This link opens in a new window
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, scholarly peer-reviewed journals.
Military & Government Collection This link opens in a new window
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals.
Newspaper Source Plus This link opens in a new window
Access to more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
Honolulu Newspapers This link opens in a new window
Full text access to Honolulu's local newspapers (past & present).
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: June 7, 2010 - present;
Honolulu Advertiser: November 30, 2002 - May 15, 2010;
Honolulu Star-Bulletin: March 18, 1996 - June 6, 2010.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection This link opens in a new window
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.
Religion & Philosophy Collection This link opens in a new window
Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Science Direct This link opens in a new window
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.
Magazine vs. Journal
|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: People, National Geographic, Reader's Digest
||Examples: Young Children, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review
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