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Education Research Guide (Doctoral Program): Journals

This guide has information on databases, journals, books, writing & citation, and library help.

Searching for Journals

Reading academic journals in your field can be an excellent way to keep up with the trends in your discipline. Journals can also be used to get ideas for future research projects, view job postings, or learn about conferences. The TUC Library's Journals page is a complete listing of our print and electronic journal holdings.

Journals versus Databases

The difference between Library Journals and Databases can be a bit confusing at first. Basically, use Journals if you are search by citation and use Databases if you are searching by topic.

The Journals page allows searching for particular journal titles and access to particular articles. For example, if you want to see if the Library has access to JAMA or Nature and for what years, you would search the Journals page.

The Databases page is where you would go if you want to search for a topic. So, if you want to search for articles about cancer rehabilitation you would go to Databases instead of Journals.

Navigating the A-Z Journals

You can search the Journals page by title or ISSN using the top search box. You can also browse journals alphabetically or by subject. 

What is an ISSN? It is an 8-digit number used to identify specific journals (as well as other peridoicals). It can be helpful to find the exact journal you are looking for, given that many academic journals have similar names. It can also help you avoid predatory journals that use names similar to existing, respected academic titles.

For more information on how to use the Journals page, please check out the Accessing Journals page on the "How to Use TUC Library Resources" guide.