Magazine, journal, and newspaper focus on a specific aspect of a topic. Therefore, what you type into the search box needs to be specific.
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Articles are published in periodicals, which is any type of publication published at a regular interval (weekly, monthly, quarterly). Periodical types include magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and scholarly journals which:
Magazines, journals and newspapers typically do NOT provide a summary or overview of a topic.
The best way to locate articles is through the library databases. Go to the and select the Articles tab. Look under 'Recommended Databases for Most Topics' to find databases that are often a great place to start your research. Within the tabs below, note there are suggested subject databases to use to research your team's overarching question. Log in with your MyNOVA username and password when prompted.
Click here to access additional sociology databases.
Click here to access additional information technology databases.
Click here to access additional psychology databases.
Click here to access additional business and marketing databases.
This video by Yavapai College Library in Prescott, Arizona demonstrates the different types of information found in Google versus library databases.
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