Being able to identify the difference between a journal article and a trade magazine article will enable you to make better judgements about the information presented. You can then decide if and how you want to use the information.
This video introduces three common types of source used in university studies and what you need to know about each one. This will help you establish the context of the source and judge whether it is appropriate for your assignment.
Library catalogue sources
The library catalogue includes many types of source. Look closely at the catalogue entries below to work out which type of source is shown. Click on the blue icon in the top right to see a full-screen version of the activity. Drag and drop the correct information into the table, then close the full-screen view to check your answers.
At first glance, it is often not clear what type of source you are dealing with. You may have accessed the source through a website or a PDF.
Quickly browse each of the sources below, considering what you are looking at and how this type of source might be useful for an assignment.
Answer the following questions about these 3 sources. Click check for each answer and then move to the next question with the blue arrow.