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Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies (UNH Durham)

What is an Academic Journal?

Journals containing academic articles, often reporting results of research studies.

Each journal is normally on one subject such as: history, literature, sociology, etc.

Authors are usually professors, scholars or similar experts.

Some academic journals are also peer reviewed.

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Build more effective searches by learning about "Boolean operators" when connecting your search terms.


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Arts & Humanities Librarian

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Kathrine C. Aydelott
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Dimond Library - 323A
University of New Hampshire
18 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824

Recommended Key Databases

Additional Databases to Consider

Depending on your specific topic, population of interest, approach, etc., consider whether any of the following specialized databases may be helpful:

Additional Search Options

The UNH Library search box provides one-stop searching for books and e-books; articles in newspapers, journals, and magazines; and video and audio

This can be useful if you want

  • multidisciplinary coverage specifically
  • initial exploration
  • additional resources by being comprehensive for articles outside of your primary discipline

You can limit results to peer reviewed journals and by publication date, An advanced search with additional options is available:

Keyword searching across citations, abstracts and full text of articles (even if the full text isn't available to you).

Advantages:

  • identify relevant articles, especially if your search is pretty specific.
  • useful for exploratory purposes or when you're "covering all the bases"

Disadvantages:

  • hard to organize or sort in useful ways
  • unable to search by subject or limit by anything other than time

Enhance efficiency by adjusting these Google Scholar settings so that

  • Library Links shows library access links to UNH (so you have quicker access to full text that UNH is subscribing to)

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