Peer-reviewed (evaluated by other scholars in the same discipline)
In-depth, original research
Can be quite lengthy
Dense text with few or no advertisements
May include graphs, tables, and charts - especially in the sciences and social sciences
Include bibliographies or references; may also include footnotes or endnotes
Usually published quarterly or biannually and available by subscription
May be published by a professional organization
Maple Woods Library subscribes to these and other scholarly journals:
American Journal of Education
American Journal of Sociology
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Editors determine what is printed
Focus on news, entertainment, general interest
Aimed at the consumer - glossy, colorful, attractive, lots of advertisements
Do not include bibliographies
Issued daily, weekly, or monthly; available at newsstands or by subscription
Usually published by for-profit company
Maple Woods Library subscribes to these and other popular magazines:
Trade or professional periodicals are neither scholarly nor popular.
They allow practitioners (such as educators or business people) to share information in their field.
Maple Woods Library subscribes to this trade and professional periodical.
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