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Types of Articles: How to tell the difference

   MAGAZINES  JOURNALS  NEWSPAPERS
 Advertising  popular products  few advertisements  popular products
 Audience  general public  academics, students  general public
 Author  staff or popular writer  academic researcher/writer  journalist
 Content  general information  research findings & ideas  news & information
 Frequency  weekly or monthly  (BI)monthly or quarterly  daily or weekly
 Length  short  long  short
 Reading Level  high school or lower  undergraduate to graduate  high school or lower
 References  none or minimal  fully documented  none or minimal
 Title Words  magazine, weekly  journal, report, quarterly  herald, register, tribune
 EXAMPLES:
 Cosmopolitan
 National Geographic
 Time
 People Weekly
 Journal of Economic Issues
 Presidential Studies Quarterly
 Technology Review
 New York Times
 Kansas City Star
 St. Louis Post Dispatch 


Other types of articles:

  TRADE PUBLICATION PEER-REVIEWED (REFEREED)
 Advertising  trade products  few advertisements
 Audience  professionals  academics, students
 Author  expert in the field or occupation  academic researcher/writer
 Content  targeted to career audience  evaluated by peers prior to publication
 Reading Level  high school to college  undergraduate to graduate
 References  some, not consistent  fully documented
 EXAMPLES:  
 Progressive Grocer
 ABA Banking Journal
 
 Journal of the American Medical Assoc.
 Journal of American History

Databases

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    [ ACM Digital Library - click Advanced Search ]
  • Enter search terms
    • Place quotation marks around phrases of 2+ words
    • Can change "Any field" to Abstract of Full Text
    • Use matches any for synonyms

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  • Scroll down and choose Advanced Search
  • ​​Enter search terms
    • Surround phrases of 2 or more words in quotation marks
    • Place OR between synonyms and surround with parentheses
    • Place AND between different search concepts
    • Example: ("speech recognition" OR "voice recognition") AND "natural language"
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    • Select either Proceedings or Journals​

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