Open access sources allow access to academic articles outside databases and are available through resources such as Google Scholar, the AIT Institutional Repository, Directory of Open Access Journals, and other areas. See AIT Libraries Guide to Open Access Educational Materials
Some Relevant Databases
SocINDEX (EBSCO) is a sociology research database. It contains full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908 and also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs and full text for 9,333 conference papers.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.
PsycARTICLES (Proquest): Full-text peer-reviewed articles published by the American Psychological Association and affiliated journals
PsycInfo (Proquest): Index and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association.
Science Direct (Elsevier): Search a database providing Scientific, Technical and Medical information. ScienceDirect offers immediate access to the abstracts, journal and reference work articles needed for research. It contains over 6 million articles and 60 million abstracts from over 1,800 journals.
Journals can be called many things, serials, periodicals or magazines. Journals are published at regular intervals under the same title. They contain articles relating to a specific subject area.
Academic journals are the most relevant for research purposes. Articles in academic journals are usually refereed (also called peer-reviewed). Academic articles are available through Databases such as EBSCO SocIndex and many more. Databases can be searched individually through the Collections/ Databases tab on the Library website or through Discovery@AIT on the Library Website main page