||Where to Find
||Can take years to write and publish; Not very current; Helpful for background information and context.
||Use databases to find articles on a topic; Use the catalog to locate a journal title.
||Articles are reviewed by professors and other scholars (called "peer review"); Can take a long time to review, though are usually more current than books; Helpful for finding research studies and for topics of academic interest.
|Newspapers & Popular Magazines
||Usually, a general database such as Academic Search Elite.
||No peer review; Not based on extensive research studies; Very current; Helpful for learning about the latest general-interest news and events.