Research typically involves using a variety of sources:
Articles (newspapers, magazines, journals, found in library databases)
Proceedings or Papers
The top video to the far right provides an overview of the type of information you can find in sources such as books, encyclopedias, journal and magazine articles.
Your professor may also ask for primary or secondary sources (or both). The bottom tutorial to the far right will help you to distinguish between the two.
|Appearance||Generally have a sober, serious look. May contain graphs and charts, but will have few photographs or ads. Use scholarly language specific to the profession or field.|
|Audience||Academics, researchers, professionals.|
|Authors||Researchers or scholars in the field.|
|Content||Original scholarly research for a particular profession, field, or subject.|
|References||Will almost always include a list of citations, Works Cited, or Bibliography.|
|Also Called||Academic, peer-reviewed, juried, refereed. Scholarly journals that are reviewed by experts are called peer-reviewed, juried, or refereed. Not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.|