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Family Youth & Community Sciences: Journal Articles

Locate information related to family, youth and community studies.

Finding Journal Articles

Top FYCS Databases:

  • Lexis Nexis Academic- legal information and news
  • Enables easy access to statistics produced by the U.S. government, major international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities.

  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) - communication

  • PubAg- USDA's new portal for scientific agricultural literature


All print and electronic journal holdings are listed within the library catalog. Search the catalog by the journal title for our holdings information.

Subject-Specific Databases

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Is it peer reviewed/refereed?

Q. Which journals have peer-reviewed articles?

A. To find out if a journal is peer reviewed (also known as refereed), you can use the Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. Search by journal title, ISSN, etc. and look for the tiny referee shirt   as an indicator.

referee shirt

Q. How do I know if an article is peer-reviewed?

A. Not every article in a peer-reviewed journal is a peer-reviewed article. Some scholarly journals also publish letters, conference notes, news items, etc. Look at the full text of the article you're interested in. A peer-reviewed article will show a string of dates, usually either near the abstract or at the bottom of the 1st page of the PDF version or at the end of the article, to indicate that the article was reviewed and usually revised.

Example: Manuscript received November 9, 2007; revised March 5, 2008. Published September 4, 2008.

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