JURN [http://www.jurn.org/] - Finding new and important works from academic journals can be challenging, and winnowing out the free offerings can be even more taxing. The JURN site brings together humanities and social sciences articles that are made available from the Directory of Open Access Journals and the Intute: Arts & Humanities website. Additionally, the site brings together pieces from 13 fine-arts magazines and full-text proceedings from conference proceedings. First-time visitors may wish to get started by clicking on the "blog", found under the search bar. Here they can read the "About" section and then move on to the rather helpful free guide to performing academic searches via websites such as Google Scholar and the University Digital Library. Overall, the site is fairly easy to use as visitors can use the search engine on the homepage to look over terms like "gender studies" or "Old Masters". >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2009. http://scout.wisc.edu/


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Website: Since 1964, BioScience has presented readers with timely and authoritative overviews of current research in biology, accompanied by essays and discussion sections on education, public policy, history, and the conceptual underpinnings of the biological sciences.

The Biological Bulletin

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Website: The Biological Bulletin publishes outstanding experimental research in the areas of invertebrate neurobiology, comparative aspects of developmental biology, functional morphology and biomechanics, and aspects of comparative physiology and physiological ecology, such as symbiosis. It publishes peer-reviewed research papers, rapid communications, position papers, and invited review articles and symposia, six times a year.

Published since 1897 by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, The Biological Bulletin is one of America’s oldest peer-reviewed scientific journals. It is aimed at a general readership and especially invites articles about those novel phenomena and contexts characteristic of intersecting fields.

The electronic version, Biological Bulletin Online, contains the full content of each issue, including all figures and tables, beginning with the February 2001 issue. PDF files of all content from 1897-2000 are also available.

Bilingual Research Journal

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Website: The Bilingual Research Journal (BRJ) is published three times each year andcovers a wide range of topics relating to bilingual education, bilingualism in society, and language policy in education. The journal contains three sections: research and essays, the traditional formats of scholarly discourse; research in practice, which documents the experience of teachers and other practitioners; and book reviews.

Behavioral Medicine

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Website: Formerly known as the Journal of Human Stress, Behavioral Medicine is a quarterly, multidisciplinary journal that physicians, nurses, psychologists, and counselors will not want to miss. Three-part, state-of-the-art syntheses devoted to a single topic (disability in older adults, smoking, interpersonal violence) are published on occasion. Each of these triptychs includes a careful review of the literature, practical suggestions to guide clinicians translating scientific knowledge into action, and a thoughtful discussion of desired changes in public policy, education, and insurance coverage.

Behavioral Healthcare

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Website: Behavioral Healthcare focuses on trends and developments important to behavioral health care decision makers and their organizations. Topics include: payer demands on providers to improve outcomes; regulation and accreditation; innovative programs and approaches to problem solving; biomedical research findings and their practical implications; the use of information technology and telecommunications technology and their impact on business management and patient care; and more.