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Government: California: Articles & Journals

On-line Databases

Primary & Secondary Sources

The following link will help you differentiate between primary and secondary resources. You should strive to reference primary resources when making your own inferences on a subject. Secondary sources can be used to compare or contrast your findings.

Primary & Secondary Resources (pdf)


Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals

Not all periodical publications are created equal. Scholarly publications are peer-reviewed and should be your first choice for accurate and in depth information. The following link will help you select appropriate periodical sources.

Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly Publications (pdf)