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Peer-review is an evaluation process in which qualified individuals within specialized field of study reviews literature before it becomes published. This process helps keep standards held by the profession, improves the quality of work being published, and provides credibility & reliability to published work & authors publishing the work. The 3-minute video below describes and discusses the importance of peer-review and its process.
This database only covers the history of U.S. and Canada . AH&L provides access to scholarly literature from prehistoric times to the present. Indexes and abstracts over 1,700 journals as well as book chapters, entire books, book and media reviews and dissertations. You can limit your results for any Historic Period in either the BCE (before common era) or CE (common era) range of years.
Provides access to international scholarly literature on the history of the world, excluding the United States and Canada. Indexes and abstracts over 2,300 journals, as well as books, book chapters and dissertations. You can limit your results for any Historic Period in either the BCE (before common era) or CE (common era) range of years.
Example of setting the "Historical Period" in either of the history databases to focus on events between 1880 and 1930:
You have to make sure that you do not accidentally enter the BCE time span, when in fact your goal was to focus on the 20th century, "CE"
This is a good starting place if you need full-text articles -- this is an interdisciplinary database that can limit results to full-text and peer-review (scholarly literature). When PDF or Full Text options are not listed, you can obtain the article by using the "Find It @ Willamette" button.
Offers the broadest coverage for most business research situations and therefore is also the first journal oriented database for students to turn to, for almost any aspect of Advertising, Marketing, Public relations or Consumer oriented surveys.
Covers the full range of gender engaged scholarship including women's studies, men's studies from scholarly & non-scholarly sources. Primary coverage starts in 1972, with some sources going back the 1800s.
Covers all aspects of human impact on the environment. This is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles focusing on a broad range of environmental & sustainable concerns including carbon footprints, global warming, green buildings, air pollution, water pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, energy consumption, and recycling materials.
Full-text. Useful for historical perspectives of a topic. It is the archives of 8 Film Studies titles, as well as 250+ other journals from many disciplines. JSTOR never contains current literature! All articles covered were published 4+ years ago.
Although the primary focus of MLA is language & literature, this also provides access to Argumentation, Media studies, Film studies and communications in general. You can obtain articles by using the "Find It @ Willamette" button. This database also provides access to books & dissertations which do not integrate with the "Find It" button!
Includes coverage of over 30 journals pertinent to Rhetoric & Media Studies since 1999. If you use the "All Sage Content" option, you may find articles that cannot be delivered to you by Sage for free. However, currently enrolled students can obtain them by using our Inter Library Loan Request Forms for free.