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Modern Love: Find Articles

Modern Love

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Recommended Databases

Academic Search Complete 

Full-text access to articles out of academic journals as well as general interest magazines with excellent coverage in a wide variety of disciplines. Please try with some of these sample searches: 

Sample Subject Terms to Use for Search

  • Dating (Social Customs)
  • College Students' Sexual Behavior
  • Attitudes Toward Sex
  • Sexting
  • Social Media
  • Online Dating
  • Romantic Love
  • Sexual Attraction
  • LGBT People and Romantic Love
  • Non-Monogamous Relationships
  • Hookup Culture

SocINDEX with Full Text 

Listed below are some of the sample searches you can use to search this database. You can even use the search terms from Academic Search Complete. 

 Sample Search Terms to Use

  • LGBT AND Relationships
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Gay couples
  • Friendship + Intimacy + Virtual communications
  • Online dating + Romantic friendship
  • Romantic friendship

PsycARTICLES

​A source of full-text, peer-reviewed articles in the field of Psychology. Search this database if your topic deals with relationships and their psychological impact. Listed below are some of the sample searches: 
 
Sample Search Terms to Use
  • Male Female Relations
  • Infidelity
  • LGBT + Relationships
 
 

What is the Difference Between Scholarly & Popular Articles?

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

  Scholarly Articles Popular Articles
Examples Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Nursing Ethics, Engineering Studies Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair
Purpose In-depth and subject specific, often contains original research Provide general information for the public
Author Scholar or subject specialist, provides credentials Journalist, non-subject specialist paid for content
Audience Scholars, researchers and students General public
Language Specialized terminology General vocabulary
Images Few photos & ads More photos & ads
Accountability Peer-reviewed and fact checked by experts in the field Reviewed by editorial staff (not subject specialists)
References Required Generally not listed

Subject Journal Titles

Database Search Tips

Use Keywords when searching the databases. Getting too many results?

  • Make sure your topic isn't too broad, such as "Health"
  • Try narrowing your topic by:
    • Including a group or population, such as "Children" (A topic on "Health" could become "Childhood Obesity")
    • Including a location, such as California
    • Limit the date range to the last 5 or 10 years to get up-to-date information
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