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PA 802-Grant Writing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (UNH Manchester): Databases

This guide will help you with your assignments for Professor Carolyn Arcand's PA 802 class.

Types of Article Sources (Periodicals)

When searching for articles, it's important to know what type of source, or periodical in which the articles are published.  This is because each type as its own purpose, intent, audience, etc. 

Types:

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Trade Journals
  • Research Journals

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Carnegie Vincent Library (2013, March 22). Scholarly and popular sources [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN8S4CbzGXU.

Licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 US.

Evaluating Articles

You will also need to evaluate each article you find to determine if it is appropriate for you to use in your work. Use the following criteria to evaluate your articles.

Criteria:

  • Relevance
  • Timeliness
  • References
  • Reliability
  • Validity
  • Credibility
  • Perspective
  • Purpose
  • Commercialism
  • Intended Audience
  • Sophistication

Evaluating Articles