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ART 351: History of Graphic Design: Academic Journal Sources

Keep in mind

Keep in mind that not everything you find when you limit to "scholarly," "peer reviewed," "academic," or "refereed" results in your search will actually be a journal article. 

Some things will be book reviews. Some will be letters to the editor. 

Characteristics of actual academic journal articles:

  • often have abstracts (summaries) at the beginning
  • number from 5-25 pages
  • employs disciplinary jargon (specialized vocabulary) 

Finding academic journals

You have several choices in finding academic journals:

OneSearch (the big search box on the SMSU Library's homepage)

Individual databases (easier to sort through-- if you have a good sense of your topic, go to one or all of these):

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