|Values & Uses||
||Summary of topic describing previously published research by many researchers.||Current information and updates about topic.|
|Language and/or Format||
Written as a lab report with a LONG title and usually with these sections: abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion/conclusion, literature cited.
|Usually does not give much information about how experiments were performed. Summarizes findings.|
|Authors & their Affiliation||
|Researcher in science.||Science journalists or correspondents. Author did not do the experiments.|
||Usually peer-reviewed.||Not peer-reviewed.|
Literature review and list of sources.
|Very long list of references.||Few references, if any. Might be embedded in the article.|
Professional society or specific scientific publishers.
|Professional society or specific scientific publishers.||Commercial publishers.|
|Graphs or tables of data borrowed from cited articles or other sources.||Photographs, often color, and few charts or graphs of data.|