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ENGL 101 - English Composition I - Woodring

This guide provides research and citation support for your ENGL 101 writing assignments.

Types of Articles

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Popular resources contain articles from magazines and newspapers that can be found at local bookstores, grocery stores or newsstands. These resources have glossy pages with bright colors and images. They feature many advertisers. Trendy issues and opinions, not serious research, tend to make up the bulk of these publications (56).

Upson, Matt, et al. Information Now: A Graphic Guide to Student Research. U of Chicago P, 2015

 

 
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Professional or trade publications specialize in information relevant to a profession or industry and are published by professional organizations. Articles found in trrade publications may be acceptable for research, but be sure to verify questionable claims or conclusions (57).

Upson, Matt, et al. Information Now: A Graphic Guide to Student Research. U of Chicago P, 2015

 
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These articles are written by professional academics and researchers. The articles are published by professional organizations or academic institutions and feature original research and analysis of topics of importance to a profession or academic area. The articles are peer reviewed. These are credible sources (59).

Upson, Matt, et al. Information Now: A Graphic Guide to Student Research. U of Chicago P, 2015

 

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Locating Scholarly Articles Infographic

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  • Place a check mark next to the Full Text box to receive results that contain entire articles. Otherwise, full articles and abstracts will not be part of the search results.
  • Place a check mark next to the Scholarly (peer review) Journals for scholarly articles.

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