How to Identify Newspaper And Magazine Articles (Library Research Skills Tutorial)

How to Identify Newspaper And Magazine Articles (Library Research Skills Tutorial)


How to Identify Newspaper and Magazine
Articles. Newspaper articles are short articles,
written to inform the general public about local, national, and international
news, and current events. They are written by journalists and generally have short
titles, meant to grab the reader’s attention. They are often considered a
type of primary source. Newspaper articles do not contain citations or
reference lists, and they are not considered scholarly, peer reviewed, or
academic. Did you find an article but you’re not sure if it’s a newspaper or
magazine article? Newspaper articles are not always obvious from the search
results. This result is from an article database, and this one is from the
Discovery Search, but only one indicates that the article is actually news.
Selecting the title in the results list shows that this is a short article. It
has a short catchy title, and it does not contain citations or a reference list. Magazine articles are written to inform,
or entertain the general public about current events. They are written by
journalists do not contain citations, or reference lists, and generally have short
titles meant to grab the reader’s attention. Magazine articles are not
considered scholarly, peer reviewed, or academic. Magazine articles are not
always obvious from the search results either, but magazine articles like
newspaper articles tend to have short, catchy titles. Selecting the results list
shows that this is a short article, 759 words. Accessing the actual article shows that there are no citations, or a reference list either, for more tutorials
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