This video explains how to tell the difference between a popular and scholarly journal article.
A periodical is a publication that is published at regular intervals (monthly, quarterly, daily, etc.). There are different types of periodicals, each with their own characteristics and intended audiences. The chart below describes some of the most common types of periodicals.
Tip: If you need to find a scholarly article on a topic, you should look in an academic journal.
Library databases provide electronic access to articles published in periodicals.
Not all scholarly articles are considered peer-reviewed! A peer-reviewed (or refereed) journal contains scholarly articles that have been reviewed by a panel of scholars/experts in a particular discipline before being accepted for publication.