At the conclusion of this class, the successful student will be able to:
Use OneSearch to locate books, newspaper articles, magazine articles, and academic journal articles.
Sort your search results to the date range (last five years) and by source type to find what you need.
Academic journal articles are often identified by:
|- Multiple authors||- Academic affiliation of the authors (school they work for)||- Abstract included (short summary of the article)|
|- Black and white||- Few or no advertisements||- Charts and graphs|
|- Extensive references/works cited||- Lots of jargon or discipline specific language||- Meant for professionals|
Confused? 1.5 minute YouTube video from the University of Cincinnati about how to identify an academic article.
This chart will also help you figure out whether you are looking at a magazine article or an academic journal article.
Some (but not all) academic articles undergo a peer-review process. This means that before an article is published, a panel of experts in the field review the article and ensure it has the highest quality.
Not finding what you need in US Major Dailies? Try our other newspaper databases.
Librarians from Genesee Community College explain what MLA formatting is and how to put together a citation for a book.
Librarians from Genesee Community College explain how to format MLA8 citations for articles you find in library databases.