Databases for Scholarly Research
The following are all on the Databases list accessible from the Barnard Library homepage or the Columbia Libraries page. There are other databases that might also be useful. For further help, ask at the Research Desk on the first floor of the library.
Search across all the Columbia University Libraries databases (full text search only):
Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines
Scholarly journals are periodicals for specialized readership. The articles:
Popular magazines are written for a general audience, and the vocabulary is less specialized. They do not have footnotes or references, and are not peer reviewed. The author’s affiliation is usually not given.