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Identifying Scholarly Journals

   
Scholarly
Popular
Trade
Sometimes your instructor will specify that your references must come from
scholarly journals.

There are various types of Periodicals

   
  • Scholarly Journals

  • Popular Magazines

  • Trade Publications

 
Whether you found your references on printed indexes or on an electronic database such as Ebsco or Gale, you will need to determine if it meets the criteria for a scholarly journal.

Some databases will give you the option to restrict your search to Scholarly Journals.
Look for a box to check: "Scholarly Journals" or "peer-reviewed" or "Academic"
 
Periodical publications are published on a periodical basis:
yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, etc.
 
   
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