Articles found in journals are written by scholars in an academic or professional field. These articles will cover very specific topics or narrow fields of research.

An editor or editorial board reviews articles to decide whether they should be published. Journals that go through this process are called peer reviewed or refereed journals.

Since journals are published at periodic intervals, they are grouped in the category called periodicals. They may be in print format or on the Web as electronic journals. The NCC Libraries purchase subscriptions to many journals.

Use a Journal 

  • when doing scholarly research
  • to find out what has been studied on your topic
  • to find bibliographies that point to other relevant research

Examples of Journals

  • American Literature
  • Anthropology Today
  • Current History
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Journal Special Education
  • Police Quarterly