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Getting started can sometimes feel like the most difficult part of the research process. Help define your topic by asking questions:
1. What types of resources are required?
Articles on a topic
Articles from a specific journal
2. If articles are needed, how do I know if a publication is a scholarly journal or a popular magazine?
Are written by experts in the field
Include reports of original research, or in-depth analysis of issues related to the field
Use terminology and language specific to that field of study
Are written for other researchers in the field
Include bibliographies and extensive documentation
Are written by journalists and free-lance writers
Are not peer-reviewed
Cover current events, hot topics, popular culture
Use non-technical language
Are written for a broad and popular audience
Rarely cite any sources