Finding Articles in the Library
Finding Articles in Scholarly Journals
- Scholarly or peer-reviewed journals are journals written by experts in the field to be read by other researchers in the field. They are generally longer than magazine articles, and more in-depth. They have a bibliography and footnotes indicating where their information came from to help lead the reader to further information.
Finding Articles in Newspapers
- Newspapers are serial publications. They are usually printed on newsprint and issued either daily, on certain days of the week, or weekly . They contains news, editorial comment, regular columns, letters to the editor, cartoons, advertising as well as other items of current and often local interest to a general readership. (from Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science)
Finding Articles in Magazines
- A type of serial publication that is intended for general audiences and contains articles of popular interest. Magazines generally contain articles on a variety of subjects. They often contain photographs, illustrations and advertisements.
Finding Primary Documents
- Primary documents are those containing firsthand information or original data on a topic. They are used in preparing a derivative work. Primary sources include original manuscripts, periodical articles reporting original research or thought, diaries, memoirs, letters, journals, photographs, drawings, posters, film footage, sheet music, songs, interviews, government documents, public records, eyewitness accounts, newspaper clippings, etc. (from Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science)