Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal. Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.
To access these databases, start with the FAU Libraries homepage at http://www.fau.edu/library. If you're off campus, go to our Off Campus Connect page to log in. Next, click on Indexes/Databases (on the left side of our homepage, under quick links). You may then find a given database alphabetically, or by subject (social sciences).