Library Search is your gateway to discover books, journal articles, and much more at Temple University Libraries. Check out the tabs below to search for more specific types of information. For more help searching, visit the Search Effectively page.
Journal articles -- also known as "scholarly articles," "peer-reviewed articles," or "academic articles" -- are sources that are written and reviewed by scholars; this means the information is approved by other experts before publication.
When and Why You Should Use Journal Articles:
Remember: Journal articles can sometimes feel dense or intense. Look for visual cues (headings, sections, bullets, charts/graphs) within articles to help guide you to relevant information. Need help? Check out this Anatomy of a Scholarly Article tutorial.
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Books written by scholars and published by university presses are a good source of information for many topics.
When and Why You Should Use Books:
Remember: Books may contain less recent information, often due to a lengthy publication process. Also, you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!
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Can't find a book you need at Temple? Try using the following source and request books to be sent to Temple.
News sources (newspapers, magazines, news blogs, news broadcasts, news feeds, etc.) are written by reporters (aka journalists) on topics of current interest.
When and Why You Should Use News Sources:
Remember: Not all news sources are created equal! Some have hidden (or obvious!) motives or political beliefs. Do some background research into who owns the news organization to learn more about it.