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FCS 380: Family and Consumer Sciences Foundations and Research

What's a Scholarly Article?

Finding Scholarly Articles Using Ulrich's

Refereed/Peer Reviewed Sources

Refereed articles are peer-reviewed articles. When you are searching in OneSearch, you are more likely to find both magazine articles and refereed/peer-reviewed articles in journals (not magazines or conference proceedings). To be absolutely sure if something is refereed, you can use Ulrich's to check if a journal is peer-reviewed/refereed:

Journal information displayed in Ulrich's showing the Refereed field

Select a Database

  • Use A-Z Databases to search for a specific database or use the dropdown menus to view databases listed by subject or type.
  • OneSearch allows you to search across most of our article databases at once, and then narrow results by topic, subject area, item type, and date range.

Access Databases from Off Campus

Only current CSUN students, faculty and staff can access our databases from off campus. To access the databases from off campus, click the name of the database. You will then see a screen asking you to log in, using your CSUN User ID and password (the same ID and password you use to log in to the portal).

For more information, see Accessing Library Resources from Off-Campus and the Library's Copyright Statement (in particular, the Appropriate Use of University Library's Electronic Resources section).


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