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Find Journals: Looking for a Specific Journal, Newspaper or Magazine?

Search the Journal List A-Z  

What does it do and what will I see?  

  • Journal/Magazine titles: Search all journals, newspapers or magazines the library subscribes to by title or partial title
  • Dates of coverage: It will show the years available for that journal
  • Format: Will tell you whether the journal is available in print or in one of the databases
  • Link to it: If it is available electronically, you can link to it right there

Types of Journals  

Scholarly JournalsPopular MagazinesTrade Magazines/Journals
  • audience: scholars, researchers, students
  • purpose: to further the knowledge in that subject area
  • written by subject experts, usually in that field
  • scholarly articles
  • language: specialized terminology
    or jargon of the field
  • includes: abstracts, methodology, discussion, conclusion, bibliography
  • includes sources in bibliographies
  • e.g. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Art Bulletin, American Economic Review
  • audience: the general public
  • purpose: to inform and entertain 
  • written by good writers who are hired by the magazine to research a topic and write about it
  • general information articles, not scholarly
  • language: easy to understand, high school level
  • includes lots of glossy ads and photographs
  • very little information is given about sources
  • e.g Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic
  • audience: professionals in the field
  • purpose: to keep professionals in that field up on current news, trends and products
  • written by staff members of the professional organization and prominent members of the field
  • Articles are focused on a particular industry/trade/business 
  • usually practical, applied information
  • informal, articles organized like a newsletter
  • authors often mention sources, and may formally cite them in bibliographies
  • e.g American Libraries, PC World, Restaurant Business
 
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