The following databases are useful for locating articles in FCS:
You can also search across databases using the Discovery System below:
The following characteristics will help you identify Research Articles:
Authors: The articles are written by scholars and researchers in a specific field. The author(s) name appears at the beginning or end of the article. The author(s)’ credentials are often included.
Audience: Articles are written in technical and scholarly language understood by researchers, professionals, and students in that field.
Sources: Articles always includes a bibliography (a list of sources or citations).
Topics: Articles focus on academic study and research in the field.
Content: The articles generally have a serious look. They often contain results of experiments—graphs, charts and photographs. There are few or no ads.
Peer Review: Research articles are usually submitted for peer review.
Indexing: The articles can be found in subject-specialized indexes and databases. Eg.: PsycInfo, ERIC, PubMed, etc.
Examples of Journals: Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, Journal of Educational Research, American Journal of Sociology, Cognitive Development, etc.