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Investigating Periodicals

Investigating PeriodicalsNicole Branch, Santa Clara University

Today we will.

distinguish between different types of sources

evaluate and analyze sources

find print periodicals in the SCU library

Out to the stacks!

Types of PeriodicalsPopular

Scholarly

Trade/Practitioner

Popularauthor: journalist or freelance writer;

audience: general, non-expert readers;

purpose: entertain, persuade, or inform readers;

references: no citations or bibliography.

Trade/Practitionerauthor: practicing professionals (e.g. teachers, nurses, business);

audience: working professionals in that profession;

purpose: share techniques or trends within profession or industry;

references: sources sometimes cited.

Scholarlyauthor: experts (such as academics);

audience: scholars and researchers in the field;

purpose: make available original research;

references: frequent citations or extensivebibliography.

Investigating PeriodicalUrlichs

SCU Journal finder

Website

AnalysisPublisher

Audience

Purpose

Slant/Bias

Questions?Nicole Branchnbranch@scu.edu