What's the difference between using KEYWORDS and SUBJECT TERMS?
Choosing the right words when searching can help or hinder the quality and quantity of results you get. Be flexible with the terminology you use.
|Its purpose is to inform or entertain||Its aim is to report on scholarly research|
|Articles typically short in length||Longer articles with in-depth analysis|
|Written by a reporter,
journalist, or staff writer
|Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)|
|Articles are reviewed
by editorial staff
|Articles are peer-reviewed &
critically evaluated by scholars
|Little or no references are included as support||Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography|
|Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos||Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.|
|Examples: Social Work Today, Psychology Today, National Geographic, Readers Digest||Examples: Social Service Review, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review|