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Library Research Guides
Interpreter Preparation Program: Articles
An introduction to finding resources in the library and online to assist with IPP research.
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Scholarly (a.k.a. peer-reviewed or academic) articles are found in journals, which publish issues containing new articles at regular periods (this is why they are also referred to as "periodicals"). Journals are organized online in databases, some which are accessible for free on the web and others which require a fee. The library subscribes to dozens of scholarly databases, both general and subject-based, which students can access for free using their LRCCD login. If you are looking for resources in a specific field, going to a subject database will produce more relevant results. If the full-text of an article that you need is not available, you can request it for free through interlibrary loan.
Scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare administration and pre-clinical sciences. Produced by the US National Library of Medicine.
Scholarly journals and professional journals on teaching and education leadership.
Types of Articles
The type of article you will want to use will depend on the nature of your research. However, scholarly, peer reviewed articles are the most common used in academic research.
Check out this video from Carnegie Vincent Library for an overview of the different types of articles.
Scholarly (a.k.a. peer-reviewed or academic) articles are usually published in journals, a type of periodical (meaning it's published on a regular basis). The journals listed below can be found in the databases to the left, but you may want to search for articles in a specific journal.
Sign Language Studies is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering basic and applied research relating to sign languages used throughout the world. It covers linguistic, cultural, and educational topics.