Answered By: Laura Lidden
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018     Views: 10732

Newspapers, tabloids and other forms of similar media are not considered academic sources.

They are, however, a primary source as they provide firsthand accounts of events or experiences.

Academic journals are the most relevant for research and study purposes and are often refereed (also called 'peer reviewed' or 'scholarly'.)

For more information see Journals & journal articles in our Finding information guide.

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