Communication Studies 046 (Eisenberg-Todd): Databases

TOPIC: POVERTY

Information Timeline

 

Information Timeline

Graphic showing timeline of information

Magazines and Journals

Magazines and Journals (Specific Subjects)

Pro/Con Databases

All Subjects (Online Books)

All Subjects (Newspapers)

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Databases Off-Campus

Single Sign On Screen

To access databases off campus, you enter your W number as your username (begin with a CAPITAL W).  Your password is: the first two letters of your first name, the first two letters of your last name, and the last FOUR digits of your W Number.  To learn more, take this tutorial (you will need Flash):

How to Get into Databases Off Campus

If you still have problems getting in, take this tutorial:

What to Do if You STILL Cannot Get into Databases Off Campus

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazine Articles

 

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Scholarly Journal

Purpose -  report on original research or experimentation

Length - longer, in-depth analysis 

Authors - expert or scholar in discipline, name and credentials provided

Language/Audience - jargon of discipline for scholarly readers

Format/Structure - serious look, structure (abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology, results, conclusion), always cite sources

Evaluation - reviewed and evaluated by subject experts and editors

 

 

Popular Magazine Articles

Purpose -  to entertain, to sell products, to promote a particular viewpoint

Length - short, broad overview, litle depth

Authors - staff writer/journalist, name and credentials often not provided

Language/Audience - simple language, general readers

Format/Structure - slick, attractive appearance, not a specific format, does NOT cite sources, lots of graphics

Evaluation - not evaluated by subject experts or editors