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Types of Periodicals
Periodical articles come in a variety of different types. Make sure to read the assignment closely to determine if your instructor requires the use of specific types of periodical articles.
Is there a difference? YES!
There are four categories of periodical articles:
- Trade Publications
- Journals (sometimes called scholarly journals or academic journals)
In fact, in terms of quality, the listing above reflects article quality from low value to high value.
This guide will walk you through characteristics and identification tips for each category.