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History 151 - World History I (Matsumoto): Articles

Online Articles (Research Databases)

Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. These databases will help you locate full text  journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Magazine vs. Journal

POPULAR MAGAZINES SCHOLARLY JOURNALS
Its purpose is to inform or entertain Its aim is to report on scholarly research
Articles typically short in length Longer articles with in-depth analysis
Written by a reporter, journalist, or staff writer Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)
Articles are reviewed by editorial staff Articles are peer-reviewed & critically evaluated by scholars
Little or no references are included as support Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography
Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.
Examples: People, National Geographic, Reader's Digest Examples: Young Children, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review

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