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Identifying Scholarly Journals

   
Scholarly
Popular

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Sometimes your instructor will specify that journal articles for your research paper 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's, 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"
If using Ebsco's SPEEDY SEARCH, check box: Academic Journals under Source Types.
 
Periodical publications are published on a periodical basis:
yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, etc.
 
   
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