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Types of Article Sources (Periodicals)
Details about types of articles
This grid describes the types of periodical articles--scholarly, popular, and newspaper--that you will find in the online databases.
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.
- Trade Journals
- Research Journals
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
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.
- Intended Audience