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FYSP 165 Feeding the World: Journal Article Sources

Data sources on world population, food and agriculture.

Best Journal Article Database

Web of Science, a multi-discipline resource, includes these databases in one comprehensive search: MEDLINE, BIOSIS, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index, among others.  Other MEDLINE options:  EbscoHostPubMedSciFinder.

What Are Scholarly Articles?

Scholarly articles are published in journals intended for audiences in specific academic disciplines.

Many, but not all, scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.

Prior to publication, peer-reviewed articles are submitted to experts in the field who offer feedback to the author.  Because the reviewers specialize in the same scholarly area as the author, they are considered the author’s peers (hence “peer review”).

Not all content in a scholarly journal is peer-reviewed.  Other content may include letters and opinion pieces, editorial essays, and reviews of books or other resources.

Other Important Databases

Best Journal Article Database

Web of Science, a multi-discipline resource, includes these databases in one comprehensive search: MEDLINE, BIOSIS, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index, among others.  Other MEDLINE options:  EbscoHostPubMedSciFinder.