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Journals & Databases. Popular Magazines. Aimed at a general audience Published frequently (weekly) Wide scope of coverage (entertainment, hobbies, amateur science) Background on significant events Easily located at newsstands & book stores. Trade publications.

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popular magazines
Popular Magazines
  • Aimed at a general audience
  • Published frequently (weekly)
  • Wide scope of coverage (entertainment, hobbies, amateur science)
  • Background on significant events
  • Easily located at newsstands & book stores
trade publications
Trade publications
  • Aimed at workers in a specific industry, occupation or profession.
  • Covers minute detail of interest to that industry.
  • Controlled circulation (subscription only) with targeted advertising to that industry.
peer reviewed refereed scholarly
Peer reviewed/Refereed/Scholarly
  • Articles examined by people with credentials.
  • Often has Journal, Review or Research in the name.
  • Controlled circulation, usually subscription only
peer reviewed
Peer reviewed
  • Assumes specialised prior knowledge
  • Often original research or theory
  • Sources always cited.
how not to find journal articles
How not to find journal articles
  • Catalogue
    • only gives you call number or link
    • does not provide article level of detail.
  • Browse through shelves
    • print collection is small percentage of available titles.
    • only current 10 years is on shelf.
finding journal articles
Finding journal articles
  • Databases: Collection of references that may be searched with keywords.
    • Federated databases (search multiple companies simultaneously)
    • Individual databases (better limits through their search interface)
why didn t i get full text
Why didn’t I get full text?
  • No subscription to that journal
  • Embargo – a period of time a journal is unavailable in full text, between 3-12 months.
  • No full text available
    • too old
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