Periodicals are publications which are issued at regular intervals, such as journals, magazines, and newspapers.
To help you identify different periodicals, refer to the Types of Periodicals guide.
Depending on the database you are using, articles may be displayed in different formats:
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For resources not searchable through Library Search, see the orange-flagged items () on the Databases page.
Consider the many options for locating journal articles at the GTL:
The Using Databases guide offers information about choosing a database, types of databases, database features, searching, and troubleshooting.
Peer-reviewed articles are reviewed by objective peer scholars (referees) in the field prior to publication to guarantee that the research is credible and sound. Scholarly articles are written by experts, but do not necessarily go through the peer review process.
Scholarly articles usually:
By using scholarly articles you support your arguments with expert documentation, and engage in the scholarly exchange of ideas.
Many databases include only scholarly articles. Others allow you to select them in your search results.