Answered By: Kristy Newton
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017     Views: 5527

Newspapers are not considered academic sources. They are a primary source as they provide firsthand accounts of events or experiences.

Academic journals are the most relevant for research and study purposes. Articles in academic journals are usually refereed (also called 'peer reviewed').

Our resources guide has information on academic journals, books and more. There's also a table explaining refereed journals and you can check your resource in the Ulrich database.