Answered By: Kristy Newton
Last Updated: May 16, 2017     Views: 4600

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).

To find out about academic journals go to the Finding information guide where you will find information to help you with academic journals, books and more. There is a chart that explains the difference between types of journals. If you need to know whether the journal you are looking for is refereed there is a link to the Ulrich's database in the box on the right.