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What is a Scholarly Journal?
What is a scholarly journal and how is it different from a magazine or newspaper? All three are called periodicals because they are published at periodic intervals throughout the year.
- Newspapers are the first draft of history, but are not scholarly.
- Magazines are good sources of information or opinions about popular culture or up-to-date information on current events.
- Scholarly or peer-reviewed journals have collections of articles written by experts in academic or professional fields.
Such journals are excellent for finding out what has been studied or researched on a topic, and to find bibliographies that point to other relevant sources of information. Please note: the word "journal" is not necessarily in the title of a scholarly publication.
How to Get Library Assistance Fall 2020
There are many ways you can get library assistance:
- Fill out an Ask a Librarian Form
- Set up a research appointment
- Call the library at 715-425-3321
- Ask for help at the front desk in the library*
*Virtual reference sessions with librarians are encouraged. Face-to-face sessions will be limited to 15 minutes or less.
Reading scholarly articles