If you need current information or recent research, periodicals will be your best sources. Periodicals are publications which are published on a regular, recurring basis: Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.
Periodicals include newspapers, popular magazines, and academic or scholarly journals.
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More current than books...
In some dynamic fields like technology and the sciences, periodicals are especially important because of the rapid pace of change occurring in these areas. In other fields such as history and the humanities, the pace of change may not be as quick, but periodicals are still vital for their reporting on new advances in the field.
The more recent information found in periodicals should be used to supplement the older, but more comprehensive information, available in books.
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In Quest 2 use library research databases to find articles.
Use the Quest 2 worksheets to complete this task
Now that you have your articles proceed to Quest 3