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Generally, articles published in magazines, newspapers, and journals are written by journalists, experts in their field, professors and scholars. Most articles are approved by editors or peer-reviewed before they are published in different types of periodicals.
Did you know that different types of periodicals (popular and news magazines, newspapers, trade journals and research journals) have different purposes?
Use the information on this page to help select articles that meet your research needs.
Examine the citation of an article:
Read the abstract:
Use the best format of the article:
Consider the purpose of the article:
Where & when was the article published?
Are you finding quality information?
Use the "Assessing Articles" worksheet to analyze and determine if the article's content is the right match for your research needs.
Review the "Using Ulrichsweb" worksheet to learn how Ulrichsweb can help determine if a periodical is suitable for your your research needs.
Keep track of your resources right from the start. If you don't, it may be challenging to refer back for more information or for citing and creating your bibliography.
For each resource, record the: