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English 124 - Technical Writing: Articles

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Research Databases

Use Research Databases to find articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals, as well as e-books, videos, and images.

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Magazines vs. Journals

  Magazines Journals
Audience General Scholars, researchers or professionals. Academic or professional organizations usually publish journals.
Length & Focus Shorter articles which cover a wide range of topics. Research and current trends are broadly summarized.

Longer, in-depth articles that cover case studies and research reports and often include a list of references. Contain few photographs or advertisements.

Learn about the format of a scholarly article with Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Review Process Reviewed by magazine editorial staff.

Before some journal articles are published, they are reviewed by an editorial board, peer reviewed or refereed. This means the contents are evaluated by others in the field prior to being published.

Learn about the peer review process with the video, Peer Review in 3 Minutes.



Rolling Stone

US News & World Report

image of cover of Time magazine

English Studies

Communication Research

Journal of the American Medical Association

Definitions and Descriptions

These research databases may help you locate extended definitions and mechanism descriptions.