"A minimum of seven books and/or articles from refereed journals" is necessary to receive a "C" on your research paper. An "A" paper has " a large number of peer reviewed, strong and academically respected sources on which to base the analysis."
See the syllabus for further details.
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Scholarly books are written by authors who have advanced degrees (e.g., PhD) in the field of study and the books are published by scholarly presses (e.g., university presses and other reputable presses)
"Peer-reviewed [refereed] journals are publications that include only those articles that have been reviewed and/or qualified by a selected panel of acknowledged experts in the field of study covered by the journal" (Ebsco Help).
JSTOR and Science Direct only contain scholarly publications. For the other databases, make sure that you limit the databases to peer-reviewed.
Note: There are many strong journals that specialize in a particular geographical region or subject area.
Article Databases: Ranked by Relevance
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JSTORA total of more than 900 full-text scholarly journal titles in an online archive beginning with the first issue of each title. The archive includes nine JSTOR Arts and Sciences Collections. In JSTOR, there is usually a time lag in full-text content. Use JSTOR in conjunction with our current online databases and print holdings.
Science Direct (Elsevier)Access to full text of over 2,500 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals in the areas of: Biochemistry; Business and Management; Genetics and Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Immunology and Microbiology; Medicine; Psychology; and Social Science. Includes recently-accepted articles in press.