ENGL 101 English Composition 1 (Bartley)

Finding articles in the Holman Library

Using the library's databases

The following library databases provide you access to a number of different types of articles.

The following databases contain articles from the following types of publications:
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Trade/Professional Journals
  • Academic/Scholarly Journals

Why use different source types?

Using a Variety of Resources

Different sources give you different perspectives on your issue, and using a range of source types helps bring in different perspectives.

Newspaper articles
  • Good for facts and up-to-date information.
  • They often provide little analysis of a topic, and may not provide much background especially if it is an ongoing issue.
  • Some newspaper articles can share similarities with popular magazine articles.
Popular Magazine articles
  • Good for summarizing information on a topic for the general public.
  • They often provide some background, summarize research findings, and may provide some analysis of a topic.
  • In addition they sometimes provide the "human side" of an issue by featuring the story of a person or people affected by that issue.
Trade Journal articles
  • Good for finding articles written for specific professions (police officer, veterinarian...etc.)
  • They may offer analysis of how an issue affects the profession.
Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed or Academic Journal articles
  • Good to find results of scientific or academic research.
  • They are written for scholars and provide in-depth analysis of a very specific area of your topic.