Our library databases are a great way to find scholarly articles written by experts, as well as magazine and newspaper articles written by journalists. We have a selection of both multidisciplinary and subject-specific databases available.
Articles tend to focus on more narrow topics. While scholarly articles go through a peer review process, newspaper and magazine articles do no. Ask yourself the following questions when evaluating articles:
Many publications publish book reviews. These are great sources of information IF you want to know about a book, since the review will give you a description and evaluation of that book. Maybe you will even want to look in the online catalog to see if the library has a copy of that book.
But if you are looking for articles with information about your topic, do not use a book review.
How can you identify a book review? At the top of the review, you will see a book citation with information such as title, author, and date.