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a stack of scholarly journals on a table, including the Journal of Interactive MarketingAlso known as "Scholarly Articles," "Peer-Reviewed Articles," or "Academic Articles" or "Research Articles," these are

  • Written and reviewed by scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic.
    • "Peer review" means the article is approved by other experts before publication
  • Usually focused on a narrow subject or a single case study
  • Intended for an academic audience

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Books on a shelf and a person reading on a kindle Unlike journal articles, books:

  • Are written on a broader, general subject
  • May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
  • Contain less recent information

You may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book! Find relevant information quickly by reviewing chapter titles or checking the index (back of the book). 

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Book Recommendations 

physical newspaper and tablet with news Unlike journal articles, news:

  • Is written for a broad audience
  • Is often easier to understand than research and shorter than both research and books
  • Contains recent information

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A laptop displaying Stonewall Uprising, a video on the Kanopy databaseAudio/visual resources are available in physical formats in the library (DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs) and digital formats (streaming video). 

For your assignments, we recommend using library resources rather than general YouTube videos to ensure you are using credible sources. 



Find Audio/Visual Resources

General Film Sources

American Cinema Series 

This map shows where you can find plays in Rod Library. Locations include the Playscript Collection located within the Fine & Performing Arts Collection as well as the fiction section (denoted with the classification P) of the UNI Stacks. Those in the fiction section are interspersed with all other fiction and organized by country and then author/playwright. It can be difficult to browse this section.

The Playscript Collection consists of acting editions of plays and editions that could be used as such. Volumes containing more than one play or those with critical commentary are located in the fiction section (P classification).

Map of playscript collection located in the fine and performing arts collection on the fourth floor of the Rod Library