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FYS 419 - Tobacco in History and Culture: Resources

Searching for Journal Articles

Getting Started on a Topic

Following Citations

Citations from Smoke: A Global History

For these citations, ask:

  • What is it?
  • Does Bates have it?

Comparing kinds of sources

Take a look at the following sources:

  1. Ducharme, Jamie. 2019. “Inside the Dangerous Rise of Juul. (Cover Story).” TIME Magazine 194 (13): 40–47
  2. Chu, Kar-Hai, Jason B. Colditz, Brian A. Primack, Ariel Shensa, Jon-Patrick Allem, Elizabeth Miller, Jennifer B. Unger, and Tess Boley Cruz. "JUUL: Spreading Online and Offline." Journal of Adolescent Health 63, no. 5 (2018): 582-586.
  3. Office of the Surgeon General. E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2016.

Evaluate on:

  • Who wrote the article? What do you know about their credentials?
  • What is the publication that published this article, if any? Who do you think is its intended audience? Who might read it and why?
  • What kinds of documentation/citation of evidence appear in the article?
  • How is the article structured? What kinds of headings do you see in the article?
  • What kinds of images appear in the article?
  • What kinds of quotations appear in the article?


  • Which fits the category of “scholarly"?
  • Any of these articles could have a use. In what ways is the article you looked at useful? Why would you read one or the other?

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