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International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement Students: Magazine/Journal Articles

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Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Click on the picture below to examine the parts of a scholarly article

Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals

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A scholarly journal is a periodical that contains articles written by experts in a particular field of study and reports the results of research in that field. The articles are intended to be read by other experts or students of the field, and they are typically much more sophisticated and advanced than the articles found in general magazines.

A magazine article usually consists of stories aimed at the general reading public.

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These resources simultaneously search several reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries,
and more), providing quick access to reliable facts.

Looking At Database Results







When scanning the list of results of a search--

  • Look for your keywords in the title of the results
  • How many pages long is the article? 
  • What subject headings are listed?
  • What date was it published?

See if the results match/reflect your search plan. 


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