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Publication Definitions
Journal
A term used to identify a publication containing scholarly articles based on theory or based on research conducted by scientific methodology. Articles are written by scholars and practitioners in the field. They are refereed by an editorial committee of peers before being accepted for publication. Articles contain footnotes, charts and graphs, as needed, and end with a bibliography of sources. Journals are often published by a university press or are sponsored by a professional organization.
Magazine
A term used to describe publications intended for the general public or a particular interest group. Most articles are written by professional journalists, not scholars. The category covers a broad range: from scandal sheets to respected news reporting, from hobby groups to newsletters of professional organizations intended to keep practitioners aware of new developments.
Abstracts
Used to locate articles on your subject in journals and magazines. Lists article information (citations) under subject terms. Abstracts give a summary of the contents of the article as well as its citation. In print versions abstract entries are arranged in subject groupings and identified by consecutive numbers. A subject index or keyword index will usually identify the abstract entry numbers.
Source: Rochester Institute of Technology, Wallace Library

The library subscribes to over 300 print magazines and journals. In addition, the library offers access to thousands of magazines and journals through its subscription databases. These databases are searchable and in many instances provide full text of an article.

The following databases are recommended for doing research:

Available in the Library Available  from Home EBSCOhost Web
    (in-library and home access)
EBSCOhost Web offers access to magazines, newspapers, journals, primary sources and reference materials through 17 different databases. Select the database most appropriate for your research. Full text is available for many of the resources indexed. Use Student Research Center and Kids Search for younger students.
Available in the Library Available  from Home English Language Learner Reference Center (EBSCOhost) (in-library and home access)
Designed for middle/high school students and English language learners, ELL Reference Center provides academic reference materials created specifically for ELL students. Subjects covered include science, math, history, civics, life skills and literature.
Available in            the LibraryAvailable from HomeGale Databases
    (in-library and home access)
Comprehensive, cross-searchable databases covering a wide range of topics including literature, sciences, business, environmental studies and more.
Available in the Library Available  from Home Zinio Digital Magazines (in-library and home access)
Download popular magazines to your computer or mobile device for free with a valid Washington County Library System library card! Create a free account with your library card, email address and a password of your choosing to gain access to the Library's collection of digital magazines. Then, create a free Zinio account to start downloading and enjoying.
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