Articles tend to be shorter than books and are written on very specific topics. They appear in periodicals, such as journals, newspapers, and magazines.
What's the difference between articles, journals, and databases?
Articles are the smallest piece of the puzzle. They are written on one topic. Usually many articles are collated into a
Periodical. Periodicals may be journals, magazines, or newspapers. Think of the last time you read The Baltimore Sun or The Washington Post -- each issue contains dozens of articles. Sometimes we refer to all periodicals as journals. You can search and find lots of journals in our
Databases. Databases are large digital repositories that contain many periodicals and many, many articles. Using the databases lets you look through lots of material with just one search.
Access Science is McGraw-Hill's AccessScience 2.0 - a top-to-bottom redesign of the premiere online science platform, featuring fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition. The new generation of AccessScience gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology.
American Chemical Society is a comprehensive collection of chemistry journals available through the American Chemical Society.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is the version 2009 of the Internet Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, which corresponds to the 89th Edition of the printed book.
ScienceDirect provides abstracts and indexing for more than 1800 journals. Full text of more than 800 journals is available to USMAI institutions. Some articles are in languages other than English. It includes extensive coverage of the physical and biological sciences, significant numbers of journals in the social sciences, and some journals in the humanities.
Science in Context is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. This 24/7 resource reflects curriculum trends and focuses on key concepts taught in school .
General Research Databases
Academic Search Complete is designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.