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Different types of periodicals (something that is published, more than once, i.e. periodically) have different purposes. The indexes listed on this page will lead you to secondary research, journal articles. But some of the following types of periodicals may also be useful.
Journals: Academic and Specialist Audience. The topics will be very focused and expect you to have a professional vocabulary to read the article. They will also contain references documenting the research.
Magazines: General Audience. Articles reflect the culture, ideas, and politics of the day. Generally report rather than analyze issues surrounding a subject. Generally no documentation. Good as primary source.
Primary Article: Academic Audience. A primary article will report the findings from researchers. It presents data and draws conclusions from that data.
Review Article/Literature Review: Academic Audience. Summarizes the research that has been done on a specific topic or area of study. This type of article is useful to understand the development of and theories that surround your topic.