Answered By: APUS Librarians Last Updated: Sep 06, 2022 Views: 47978
You can't always tell what kind of periodical you're reading just by its title. For example: the Wall Street Journal, despite having the word "journal" in its title, is a newspaper!
Eliminate some of the guesswork by targeting the kind of articles you need as you search. See:
While every journal, magazine and newspaper is a bit different, there are some clues that can help you determine what kind of article you're reading. See the table below for a comparison.
If you've examined your article and still aren't sure what type you've got, Google the periodical title. On the periodical's website, read about its purpose, audience and topics (look for an "about" or "scope" link). Remember that peer-reviewed journals will always state that they are peer-reviewed. If you still can't decide, email the librarians for help.
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