This guide contains multidisciplinary sci/tech information resources at the UWM Libraries. Please check on the subject specific guides in my profile box. For further assistance contact Svetlana Korolev or schedule a Research Consultation.
Journal articles, patents, conference proceedings – present original results of investigations reported by researchers (primary sources).
Review articles, books, handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, indexes – analyze, compile and facilitate access to information from primary sources (secondary sources).
If you are beginning research in a new area, you may want to start by looking for background information in books, encyclopedias and review articles. In general, to find journal articles search databases (e.g., Applied Science and Technology, Web of Science) and to find books search library catalogs, (e.g., Search@UW, WorldCat)
In-depth content: reports and analyses of original research conducted in the lab
Written by experts: professors, scientists with in-depth knowledge of the discipline
Formatted for journal's guidelines: title, author list, abstract, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, references, suppporting information, graphics, tables
Peer-reviewed: manuscript is reviewed by a panel of experts in the field of research