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ENG1065-A Travelers' Tales (Vatalaro) Fall 2020

Types of Article Sources (Periodicals)

When searching for articles, it's important to know what type of source, or periodical in which the articles are published. This is beacuse each type has its own purpose, intent, audience, etc.

Types:

  • Popular magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Research/Scholarly/Academic Journals

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Evaluating Articles

You will need to evaluate each article you find to determine if it is appropriate for you to use in your work.  Use the following criteria to evaluate your articles:

  • Relevance
  • Timeliness
  • References/Bibliography
  • Reliability
  • Validity
  • Credibility
  • Perspective
  • Purpose
  • Commercialism
  • Intended Audience
  • Sophistication

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals