Scholarly, Peer Reviewed and/or Refereed Journals generally have:
Rigorous acceptance process by scholars in the field
Author’s credentials presented
Footnotes at the bottom of the page or endnotes at the end of the article
Bibliography or a list of references at the end of the article
Searching in a database is different than searching in Google. Databases do NOT like sentences. So when you are searching for articles in OneSearch or one of our databases, you want to write down as many keywords and phrases that best describe your topic. Once you have those keywords/phrases, try different combinations in order to construct a search strategy. Use the word "and" when combining your keywords/phrases in one of our databases. You do not need link your keywords/phrases with "and" in OneSearch.
Start with keyword(s) and/or phrase(s) that are as specific as possible:
Caribbean Americans and Brooklyn and identity
Caribbean Americans and church
Caribbean Americans and African Americans and New York City
If your search results are too few, try broadening your search:
Caribbean Americans and New York City and identity
Caribbean Americans and New York City
Caribbean Americans and religion
Caribbean Americans and African Americans
Use OneSearch to find journal, magazine and newspaper articles in John Jay's Lloyd Sealy library. The search box can be found on our library's homepage:
To search for articles only, select Articles (see above) in the OneSearch search box on our homepage OR limit your results to articles (below) by clicking on Articles once you've performed your search:
If you're searching for peer-reviewed journal articles, select that option in the OneSearch search box from our homepage (see above) or limit your results (below) after you've performed your search:
Click on the Full text available link in OneSearch to access the article in which you are interested. You will first be sent to the John Jay login page if you have not already logged in. Use your John Jay email ID and password to login. If you do not know your John Jay email username/password or you are experiencing problems with your login, go to reset.jjay.cuny.edu to either set up or reset your John Jay email account. Contact the DoIt Helpdesk at 212.237.8200 if you need further assistance.
Search the databases below for magazine, journal and/or newspaper articles and videos on issues related to Africana Studies. You may also view the entire list of our Africana Studies databases.
Ethnic Newswatch (community newspapers)
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (primary source materials)
Umbra Search (primary source materials)
These databases cover a wide variety of related subjects:
You may also access these databases by clicking on Databases in the middle of our library's homepage then clicking on Select from popular databases or choosing by subject or title:
Once you select a database, you will first be sent to the John Jay login page if you have not already logged in. Use your John Jay email ID and password to login. If you do not know your John Jay email username/password or you are experiencing problems with your login, go to reset.jjay.cuny.edu to either set up or reset your John Jay email account. Contact the DoIt Helpdesk at 212.237.8200 if you need further assistance.