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Information Sources, part 2

Module One: The World of Information

Information Literacy Tutorial Main Menu

botany journalJournals and Magazines


  • Also referred to as "Periodicals" (or less often as "serials")
  • Some Journals are referred to as "Scholarly" or "Peer-Reviewed"
  • Use databases or indexes to search for articles
  • Journals are published periodically, usually on a regular basis

Internet Sources

  • Accessed and searched via Search engines
  • Free information is a mixed bag of varying qualities
  • Some scholarly content posted, also can use Google Scholar
  • Some content available for a fee, may be already available in Library
  • Watch out for misinformation
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