Answered By: Reference Desk
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2015     Views: 29

Newspapers & magazines aren't research papers because they don't have to be peer reviewed.Journals are research papers because they are peer reviewed & have citations. Reference books are published infrequently,very surface level treatments of topics unlike research papers. However, reference books are good sources for helping you get started on your paper. They can help you find a topic or narrow it. Plz contact us for more info.