Information Sources
Journal articles may cover very specific topics or narrow
fields of research and are aimed at a special audience of
readers. The articles are written by scholars or experts in an
academic or professional field and are considered
authoritative and credible
An editorial board of peers or experts often reviews the
articles to decide whether they should be published. These
types of articles are considered "refereed" or "peer reviewed".
Journals, like magazines and newspapers, are called
"periodicals" because they are published at regular intervals
-- for example, monthly or quarterly.
when looking for research reports, case studies and other scholarly information
to find specialized information from technical, trade and professional journals
Examples of Journals
American Psychologist
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
Modern Fiction Studies
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