This page will link you to pages that explain the different types of publications (sources) you can expect to encounter during your research.

Periodical databases can quickly and easily provide access to full-text articles from many sources, but how can you tell if these sources are appropriate and acceptable for your research? Use these links  to help you determine whether or not a source is popular or scholarly.

Each discipline has its own set of associated publications, or "literature." Use this link to see a  brief overview of how disciplinary literatures are structured, and where different types of publications fit in to the structure.


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