Before you Google, begin your research with the library's databases. These databases will help you locate reports and journal, magazine and newspaper articles.
The library subscribes to a wide variety of print newspapers and magazines.
Back issues of all print resources are held behind the Circulation Counter.
Some titles may be accessible online or in microfilm format. Inquire with the Reference Librarian for additional assistance.
|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: People, National Geographic, Reader's Digest||Examples: Science, Advances in Botanical Research, Aquatic Botany