Search the full text of 400 journals in 20 disciplines including Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Ecology, Literature, Mathematics, Statistics, and Visual and Performing Arts.
Why use different source types?
Using a Variety of Resources
Different types of articles give you different perspectives on your issue
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.