Distinguishing between sources when you're searching in Search@UW or the databases can be trickier than when you're looking at a print or web version. Limiters can help, but here are some tips to help you determine the type of source you're viewing. Keep in mind the examples below do not reflect the variety of database interfaces available.
Is it a trade publication?
What to look for:
described as "trade" or "occupational"
geared towards a particular occupation
When viewing in Search@UW:
When viewing in a database, such as ABI/INFORM Collection:
If you're not sure what type of article you're looking at, try a Google search for the source's name and read more about it:
In this example, Ad Age is described as a magazine and media brand, but its focus on marketing and media indicates that it is geared toward people in a particular industry and not the general public.