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Writing 116 (Merrill): Intro & Publication Types

Writing in the Natural Sciences


You will be able to ...

  • distinguish between popular, trade, and peer-reviewed article
  • identify search tools or resources to search for various article types (popular, trade, peer-reviewed) for the sciences.
  • construct and refine basic searches.
  • access full-text of science articles.

Article Types



Adrienne, R. J. (2013, Dec 03). For the starving, 'eat local' isn't an option. Wall Street Journal Retrieved from


Huber, Bridget. "Slow Food Nation." Nation 303.7/8 (2016): 20-24. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Sept. 2016.


Coker, Craig. "Tackling Contamination In Food Scraps Stream." Biocycle 57.3 (2016): 29-32. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Sept. 2016.


Mcgirr, Heather Kaye, and Simon P.J. Batterbury. "Food In The City: Urban Food Geographies And 'Local' Food Sourcing In Melbourne And San Diego County." Geographical Research 54.1 (2016): 3-18. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Sept. 2016.

Spreadsheet - Activity

Scholarly Articles - Key Article Types

scholarly articles

Contact Elizabeth

Elizabeth Salmon

Research Services Librarian
Political Science & Sociology Liaison
Kolligian Library 275
(209) 631-6954

Article Types Explained

From the Johnson & Wales University Denver Campus Library (2.59)

Characteristics of Periodicals

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