What is a Periodical?
Anything that is published at regular intervals throughout the year such as a magazine, journal, or newspaper:
- Magazine: A magazine is a collection of articles and images about diverse topics of popular interest and current events. Usually these articles are written by journalists or scholars and are geared toward the average adult.
- Journal: A journal is a collection of articles usually written by scholars in an academic or professional field. An editorial board reviews articles to decide whether they should be accepted.
- Newspaper: A newspaper is a collection of articles about current events usually published daily. It is a great source for local information.
What is a "popular" journal vs. a "scholarly" journal?
Click on the "Scholarly vs. Popular vs Trade" tab at the top of the page for a comparison chart of the three types.