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How Do I Identify Scholarly Journals and Popular Periodicals?

What is a Scholarly Journal?
  • Scholarly journals are often referred to as peer-reviewed, juried, or refereed sources
  • Consult Ulrich's Periodicals Directory(Ref Z 6941 .U5 2002 v.5), located in the library's Ready Reference section, to determine if a journal is considered scholarly
  • .Some databases allow you to limit searches to scholarly journals.

What is a Periodical?

  • Periodicals are any publications that are issued at regular intervals (usually more than once a year), such as journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.

For additional information on this topic, consult the extended research guide.

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