How to research academic journals online that cover many disciplines and sources

Academic journals onlineWe previously posted how students can research communication journals online and wanted to supplement it with a post about researching academic journals online using Questia, the digital library and online research and paper-writing tool.

When you research Questia, users will find a wide ranging series of periodicals to aid them in their research and written assignments, including:

  • More than six thousand online books that cover all types of scholarly journal topics from multicultural case studies to teaching academic literacy
  • More than three academic journals articles
  • More than 2,600 magazine articles and 800+ newspaper articles

A few of Questia’s top archived academic journals online include, Education, The Psychological Record, Studies in the Novel, The Historian, and Philosophy Today. For example, Education is a quarterly journal, founded in 1880 and specializes in the publication of original research and theoretical analysis of subject matter related to innovations in education and teacher preparation. The Psychological Record is a quarterly journal, founded in 1937, and presents articles on the topic of theoretical and experimental psychology.

A list of some of Questia’s more popular academic journals online can be found below. We’ve included some sample specific articles to show you the depth and scope of Questia’s archives.


Physical Activity and Childhood Obesity: Strategies and Solutions for Schools and Parents

Academic journal article from Education, Vol. 132, No. 4

By Green, Gregory; Riley, Clarence; Hargrove, Brenda

Childhood obesity poses a serious threat to the health and well-being of America’s youth. The authors of this article review the medical costs associated with this chronic medical condition, detailing a number of reasons why it is such a pervasive problem. Strategies and solutions are later provided for schools and parents to help both curtail this national dilemma.

The Psychological Record

The Role of Intraverbalat Exchanges in Assessing Parent-Child Relationships

Academic journal article from The Psychological Record, Vol. 62, No. 2

By Gokhan, Nurper; Dennis, Tracy A.; Crossman, Angela M.

Verbal communication is an essential characteristic of human activity that distinguishes us from other animals. The authors of this article explore a number of different research papers that explore areas of emotional development, attachment, and socialization.

Studies in the Novel

Small Language and Big Men in Virginia Woolf

Academic journal article from Studies in the Novel, Vol. 43, No. 1

By Shirkhani, Kim

Author Kim Shirkhani

Near the beginning of Virginia Woolf’s essay, “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown,” Woolf declares she will forego “analyzing and abstracting” in favor of telling a “simple” story. Author Kim Shirkhani examines further Woolf’s discrediting of analytical statements even though she uses them as well to advance her own agenda.

The Historian

The Forgotten Attempts to End the Forgotten War: Congress, Korea, and McCarthyism

Academic journal article from The Historian, Vol. 72, No. 4

By Blomstedt, Larry W.

The wars in Afghanistan and Korea both proved problematic due to hazy definitions of victory and dwindling public support over time. Yet, these conflicts were fought and debated in very different political environments. Larry Blomstedt’s article examines how lawmakers tried to end the Korean War during the Truman presidency.

Philosophy Today

Sartre’s Absolute Freedom in Being and Nothingness: The Problems Persist

Academic journal article from Philosophy Today, Vol. 56, No. 4

By Landau, Iddo

Freedom to choose and freedom to obtain are interrelated, according to Sartre, since the specific projects we undertake assign particular meanings to the situations in which we find ourselves, and it is only within these spheres of meaning that we obtain, or fail to obtain, certain specific ends. This essay reviews reviews criticisms of Sartre’s philosophy concerning human individual freedom and whether or not universal absolute freedom does not collide with common experience.

For even further research, check out our blog post on “How to research communication journals on cross-cultural communications, advocacy and interpersonal communications.”

What are some of your favorite academic journals for online research? Tell us in the comments below!

2 replies
  1. Perez says:

    Thanks for your articles. I want an outline and online access of information for my project topic “The Impact of digital music recording and production technology on the quality of music and musicians in Nigeria”


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