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SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology: Scholarly Articles

Journal Articles

Why use journal articles? They are fairly short, written by experts, and often focus on a narrow topic.

Learning from the journal publisher's web site

Example article from the website of journal publisher Elsevier

In the screen capture above, the journal title is hyperlinked to a page where you can learn more about the journal: how long it has existed, the types of articles included, etc. The authors' names are hyperlinked to information about the institution with which they are affiliated.

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