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Types of Sources

Popular Articles

Popular articles are written by journalists and published in magazines, newspapers, and websites. They are written for a general audience and are thus often easier to understand than scholarly articles. They do not contain citations and are typically only a few pages long. Use popular sources to find background information, opinions, images, and personal stories to support your research.

Searching for Popular Articles

Popular articles are included in most Library databases. When searching, look for articles from newspapers and magazines. Try these databases that include articles from a variety of subjects: