Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video Periodical publications, part of Information Literacy.
- Periodicals come in many forms.…Knowing what kind of information you need…on your chosen topic will help you decide…what type of periodical will provide the best information…for your research.…Periodicals are published on a regular basis,…daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etcetera.…Periodical publications include general magazines,…scholarly journals, trade journals,…and newspapers.…Magazines, you're familiar with,…and there are a lot of different types out there.…From a researcher's point of view,…you wanna keep in mind that magazines provide information…several days, to weeks, after an event occurs.…
The authors of magazine articles…can incorporate research and facts,…but keep in mind that they're often writing…using their own point of view,…and for a specific purpose,…so keep in mind that it's not always objective.…Examples include Vogue, Monocle, and Meg.…Let's review the characteristics of magazines,…they're written for a general audience…by professional journalists,…topics tend to be more general…instead of in depth,…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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