Some basic resources for research in the field of Journalism.

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Introduction to Journal Articles

Articles, especially those appearing in scholarly journals, are good sources of information for academic writing.

Many assignments require students to limit their search to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. "Peer-reviewed," "scholarly," "academic," and "refereed" are often used interchangeably to describe manuscripts that undergo expert review before publication. Many academic databases. such as Ebsco Academic Search Complete and ProQuest Central, allow you to limit your search to scholarly or peer-reviewed journals.

Want to know more about peer review? Watch this short video on YouTube.

The Libraries have many additional articles that are suitable for research. Magazines, newspapers, and trade publications are often indexed along with scholarly journals in many databases.To include these types of materials in your search, don't select the option to limit to scholarly or peer-reviewed resources.

Want to know more about the difference between scholarly publications and popular magazines? Watch this brief video.

Best Bets for Articles

There are lots of ways to find articles. Where you look first will be determined by the kind of information you need. Read the description of each database to find out what types of information the database contains.

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