There's a range of source types that you may encounter when working on your research for an assignment. The differences between these source types varies such as the depth of coverage for the topic, intended audience, and purpose of the information. Consider what source type will provide the information you need:
Reminder: always review the assignment for any source requirements (e.g. age of source, type of source).
The How to Identify Newspaper and Magazine Articles video (2:10 minutes) provides an overview of the characteristics of newspaper and magazine articles.
The How to Identify Scholarly, Academic or Peer Reviewed Articles video (1:26 minutes) outlines the characteristics of scholarly journal articles.
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