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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
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.
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