Research articles are also often known as scientific or peer-reviewed articles. If the article is NOT written by the person or group who did the research, it is NOT a peer-reviewed or scientific article. Research articles are important for knowing what new discoveries have been made. This is why it is important to use recent articles, since they will be the first things published on a new scientific development.
Here's a quick overview of how to identify these journal articles:
The Library's databases are great places to find research articles. Databases like ScienceDirect contain limiters which will only show you research articles.
BioOne and AVMA only contain peer-reviewed journals. But not every article in a peer-reviewed journal is a research article. Remember to look for original studies.
Popular press articles are also often known as non-scientific articles. They are most useful for very current or general information.
Here's a quick overview of how to identify these articles:
Popular press articles are often published as a reaction to a research article, making the information available to the general public.
Google News is often the best way to find popular press articles. You can also look at magazines and newspapers or their websites to find articles.
The Library's databases are great places to find review articles. Databases like ScienceDirect and Summon contain limiters which will only show you review articles.
Attached is the grading rubric you will have to follow to complete the assignment correctly. Below are examples of how to cite journal articles, newspaper articles, and websites.
Last name, first name. Year. "Article Title." Journal volume (issue, if available): pages. URL or DOI.
Novak, William J. 2008. "The Myth of the 'Weak' American State." American Historical Review 113:752-72. doi:10.1086/ahr.113.3.752
Journal article with multiple authors
Include all authors, regardless of number, in the References List.
Last name, first name, and First name Last name. Year. "Article Title." Journal volume (issue, if available): pages. URL, if no DOI available.
Choi, Stephen J., and G. Mitu Gulati. 2008. "Bias in Judicial Citations: A Window into the Behavior of Judges?" Journal of Legal Studies 37 (1): 87-129. doi:10.1086/588263.
It is usually sufficient to cite newspaper and magazine articles entirely within the text. If, for some reason, a reference list entry is needed, the year of publication is separated from the month and day.
Last name, first name. Year. "Title." Newspaper, Month day, pages if available. URL if available.
Carey, Benedict. 2008. "For the Brain, Remembering is like Reliving." New York Times, September 4. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/science/05brain.html.
Organization or author name. Year. "Webpage title." Owner of webpage. Access date, if last modified date is not available. URL.
Microsoft Corporation. 2006. "WD2000: Visual Basic Macro to Assign Clipboard Text to a String Variable." Microsoft Help and Support. Last modified November 23, 2006. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212730.
Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees. 2008. “Evanston Public Library Strategic Plan, 2000-2010: A Decade of Outreach.” Evanston Public Library. Accessed July 19, 2016. http://epl.org/library /strategic-plan-00.html.