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Wordle: Woodbury Communication Research

Use this guide as a starting point for your research.  If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact me.  You can email me directly (or chat with me if I'm online) via the information in the box on the right.


Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Many students get confused about the differences between scholarly and popular periodicals.  How do you know what you're looking at?  Which should you use?  This quick video from Vanderbilt University is a great review.

Types of Periodicals - Quick Overview

This chart from Washington State University provides a great description and overview of the characteristics of different types of periodicals.  Some of the "example indexes to search" reflect databases not owned by Woodbury, but the rest of the information is very relevant.


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