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You can locate articles and images for your research in the UI Library's databases. Databases are organized collections of electronic data that connect information into understandable relationships.
The type of information in databases varies, but the basic structure is the same.
What is Peer Review?
Scholarly articles go through a peer-review process where they are analyzed by experts in a field before publication.
articles are examined to evaluate the quality of research
reviewers decide if the article adds to the content of the field
Articles can be scholarly (written and published for an academic audience), yet not go through the peer-review process.
Suggested Article Databases
Search these databases to find magazine and journal articles and more. The ones listed are often useful for research, though many more subject-focused databases are available from the library's Articles page. Most databases are provided by subscription through the University of Idaho Library and many of the articles are available in full text.
The CQ Researcher explores a single 'hot' issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology.
There are 44 reports produced each year including four expanded reports. Every 12,000-word report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue. Numerous charts, graphs and sidebar articles -- plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts -- round out each report.PDF files are available for full issues dating back to January 1996; for issues published since January 2001, PDF files are in color.
Containing more than 15,000 credible news, legal and business sources, Nexis Uni™ (formerly Lexis Nexis Academic) includes access to print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs, as well as local, regional, national and international newspapers, legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, business information on U.S. and international companies and executives. For Business, LexisNexis features company and industry news, detailed company financial data, and includes major accounting journals. In Law, the database provides texts of federal and state court decisions, federal and state agency regulations, and law journal articles.
Multiple resources covering today's hot social issues, such as offshore drilling, health care and immigration explore issues from all perspectives.
Includes: * More than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays * 5,000+ topic overviews * More than 300 primary source documents * 300 biographies of social activists and reformers * More than 775 court-case overviews * 5 million periodical articles * Nearly 6,000 statistical tables, charts and graphs * Nearly 70,000 images and a link to Google Image Search * Thousands of podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs * A national and state curriculum standards search, correlated to the content that allows educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline New reference content is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper articles are added every day.
While some databases include the full text of articles, others only provide citations. Citations may include the "Find It" button to help you find full text through other sources.
When an article in a database does not include full text, click on the "Find It" button. You may be redirected to a different database, to the library's print holdings, or to Interlibrary Loan.If you have problems, ask a librarian for help.