Scholarly article, aka academic article, aka peer-reviewed article
written by experts in the field, include references and have an academic style.
Examples: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Journal of Teaching and Learning
Popular article, aka magazine, aka periodical
written for a general audience.
Examples: People, Sports Illustrated
Trade journal, aka professional journal
written by experts in the field, mainly intended for other practicing experts. Not academic and usually focus on practice and conferences, etc.
Example: Diesel Tech Magazine
created at a specific time or the time of an event
Examples: A photo of a Civil War camp, a letter home from a soldier, a newspaper article
analyzes primary sources. Written after an event.
Example: A book about the Sherman's March to the Sea
There are two major things to consider when deciding on the type of source(s) to use:
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