Scholarly Journals

Popular Magazines

Trade Journals

 

Examples

 

Sociological Review

Journal of molecular biology

International Studies Quarterly

 

 

Time

Newsweek

Sports Illustrated

 

RN

Library Journal

Stores

 

Value & Uses

 

Reports of original research, theoretical, experimental or applied.

In-depth analysis of topics

Lengthy articles

 

Current events and news

Brief, factual information

Short articles

Interviews

 

 

Current trends, news & events in a particular field. Product, company and biographical information. Statistics including forecasts.

 

Language

 

College-level writing

Specialized language of the discipline

 

 

Non-technical, often simple language

 

Written for practitioners so uses jargon of the field

 

Authors

 

Researchers, academics, scholars

 

Journalists

 

Practitioners or journalists with subject expertise

 

Sources

 

Footnotes and bibliographies

Documentation often extensive

 

 

Original sources can be obscure

 

Sources often cited, but full documentation is not always provided

 

Publishers

 

Professional organizations, universities, research institutes, and scholarly presses

 

 

Commercial publishers

 

Commercial/trade publishers

 

Graphics

 

Graphs, charts, and tables

Ads are rare

 

 

Many photos and color ads

Illustrated for marketing appeal

 

Charts, tables, illustrations

Ads related to the profession/industry

 

If you need  help finding popular, scholarly (peer reviewed)  or trade articles, please ask at the Library Service Desk or call the Reference Department at 660-785-4051.