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ESLP 001: Clarity and Accuracy in Writing

Search Techniques

Find Books

Watch the video below to learn more about searching in ASA: the online library catalog.

Find Articles

Characteristics:

  • Cover numerous topics
  • May contain multiple types of sources (e.g. popular, trade, scholarly)
  • Audience = educated readership

Examples:

View the video below for tips on searching for articles.

Characteristics:

  • Pertain to a particular discipline
  • Often contain scholarly sources, known as peer-reviewed articles
  • Articles are written and reviewed by experts in the field
  • Academic audience
  • Showcase original research

Examples:

Characteristics:

  • Written by columnists
  • Audience = general public
  • Full of images

Examples:

  • Sports Illustrated
  • Vogue