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English 210: Writing Term Papers: Articles

Research, gathering & evaluating evidence

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Print Magazines, Journals & Newspapers

Current issues are on display. Request back issues at the Circulation Counter. Some articles are available full text online via our databases.

The Library subscribes to periodicals recommended by faculty. 

 See Subject List of Magazines & Newspapers for publication titles in print.

Magazine vs. Journal...What's the difference?

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: Young Children, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review
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