Welcome to the LibGuide for CTA103 at UW-Marshfield/Wood County. Here you will find guides to locating articles, evaluating sources, citing sources and NoodleTools. Check back here to refresh your memory on any topics that were covered in your Library session.
Remember that you can always stop by the library and ask any of the librarians for help with your research!
Have a list of references at the end of the text
Often feature an abstract (summary) at the beginning of the article
Always list the author's name
Are detailed and are usually several pages long
Are many times peer-reviewed (or refereed)
Are aimed at scholars in a particular field (biology, history, philosophy, etc.)
Often don't tell you who wrote the article or any of the sources they used
Are usually brief and offer only general or superficial coverage of a topic
Have lots of ads and are usually printed on glossy paper
Are written for a general audience
Are often great sources for current, general information on a topic
Examples include: Time, Newsweek, National Geographic
Each of these databases contain articles that were published in print journals and magazines. Many of these databases contain scholarly, academic or peer-reviewed sources as well as popular sources. Take care to look at each article to determine if it is scholarly or not.