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Hawaiʻi - Basic Library Research: Journal and Magazine Articles

Hawaii - Basic Library Research

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  • Enclose phrases in quotation marks: "indigenous scholarship"
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Indexes to Articles in Magazines and Journals

Indexes to Articles in Journals


Journals are written at the academic or technical level, and are considered scholarly, in-depth, specialized. Examples of journals:


Magazines provide general information, and are considered "popular", non-scholarly, and secondary. Examples of magazines: