Secondary (review) articles summarize other people's primary literature articles. These are a good place to start to understand a topic. Examples are the Annual Reviews series, many books in the sciences, or any article that has the word "review" in the title.
Newspaper articles, including publications such as Newsweek or Science News, are NOT primary, peer-reviewed literature. Natural History and Smithsonian are secondary literature (reviews), although scientific in scope. News articles can help inform you of broader and current information.
Found an article? Now what?
We have thousands of electronic journals.
Sometimes the links to journals change, the article you need is outside our subscription years, you are asked for a password, or some other problem occurs with access.
First, check the Journal Title in our Journal A-Z list.
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