Types of Periodicals
- Parts of a Research/Scholarly Journal Article - APA Style
- Gaston, M.A. (2005). Become a critical reader. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 79(3), 1. Retrieved from IngentaConnect database.
- This article articulates the benefits of reading peer-reviewed articles, compares them with articles published on trade magazines, and provides tips on critical reading. (Note: it takes some time to load, then you click on "PDF" to read the full text of the article.)
- ProQuest Handout: Scholarly Journals, Trade Publications, and Popular Magazines
- This handout compares the three different types of periodicals in a nice table format with details.
- Video: What is a Peer-Reviewed Article?
- Video: Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles in EBSCOhost
- Peer-Reviewed Article Checklist
- If the title is available through EBSCO, look at the publication page. Psychology & health (You will see that this is a peer-reviewed academic journal published bimonthly by a UK publisher.)
- To find more information about the title, you can click on the "Publisher URL" link or search the internet and find the homepage of this title. (You may find out that actually this journal is published 12 times a year now. EBSCO's record reflects the journal's old frequency. It is the Official Journal of the European Health Psychology Society and is indexed in Medline. You can also find more about the aim & scope as well as its peer-review policies.)
- Another example is Psychology & Marketing. You can find this title using CBC Journal Finder.
- Clicking the link to the database name "ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry" will lead you to the "Publication Information" page of this journal in ProQuest.
- Click on "show all" and then the publisher "website" URL to go to the journal homepage, where you can find the "About this Journal" section on the lower left side menu.
- Click on the "Overview" link and you will find the Aims & Scope, etc. of this title.
For more information:
- IRIS Tutorial: Types of Periodicals (A tutorial for W.A. Community College students.)
- Minute Module: What's A Journal?
This is a two-minute tutorial created by the Pennsylvania State University library which "explains the fundamental differences between journal, magazines, and newspapers, including what's being written and who's writing it." Click on the above link to go to PSU library's web page and double-click on "What's A Journal" to start the module.
links updated 5/21/2013 cs