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QMP 100: Roadmap

A guide to basic information resources to help Roadmap students.

Useful Terms

Periodicals: Publications that come out on a regular schedule, like journals, magazines, or newspapers

Journal: A periodical containing articles written by and for scholars; almost always peer reviewed

Peer Review: A pre-publication process in which scholars review each other's work to improve its quality, usually anonymously

Database: A searchable collection of periodicals and sometimes other content (like eBooks or streaming videos); databases are a great way to find journal articles

Authoritative: A way of describing sources whose accuracy can be trusted; scholarly journal articles and books tend to be highly authoritative

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