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JOU 1100 - Prof. Mayorga: Welcome

Research guide for basic reporting assignments

About the Library

Building hours for the University/College Library

University/College Library   Monday -Thursday   7:30am to 10:00pm

  Friday                     7:30am to 5:00pm

  Saturday                 9:00am to 5:00pm

  Sunday                   2:00pm to 10:00pm

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Broward College Student ID

A login is required to use library databases, e-books, and My Account. Your Borrower ID is your BC ID#. Your default PIN is a 4 digit code based on your birth date: MMDD. (For example, if you were born on July 04, your PIN is 0704.). For help logging in, please contact the U/C Library at 954.201.6653 or 954.201.6649.

Student Research Appointment

Your Assignment

Students will learn how to use the Internet and library resources to conduct background checks, check information and facts, and look for background information on any cover stories.

Magazines, Newspapers, Trade Journals & Academic Journals




Magazines are written for the general public. They feature lots of    pictures and advertisements. The authors of the articles are often staff writers. The content includes information on current events, entertainment and special features.


Information in newspapers is targeted toward the general public. Newspapers usually feature black and white print and photographs. The articles are written by journalists and staff writers. The articles discuss news events and special features.

Trade Journal

Trade journals contain information for professionals within a specific  industry. Usually staff writers or industry professionals write the articles. They feature color photographs and industry specific advertisements. The articles discuss news and special features related to a specific industry.

Academic Journal

Researchers and scholars are the main audience for academic journals. They do not feature pictures or advertisements. Research articles make-up the content. They are written by researchers/scholars of a particular profession or discipline.