Healey Library subscribes to roughly 500 periodicals in paper and over 25,000 in electronic formats. Periodicals include journals, magazines and newspapers that are published at regular intervals (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.).
Identify the type of information you require for your research, then find the appropriate publication in which to find this material. All types of publications may be useful for different purposes, but scholarly journals are often required for college-level research.
Note: Be aware that these journal categories are somewhat arbitrary. Use your own critical skills to distinguish between editorials, letters, reviews, and research material, regardless of the category of journal in which the work appears. Ultimately, you must determine whether the material is relevant to your research.
Examples: The Boston Globe, Ebony, Esquire, Jet, The New York Times, Newsweek, People, Psychology Today, Sports Illustrated, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Vogue.
Note: To determine the political stance of a newspaper or an opinion magazine, stop at the 4th floor Reference Desk where a librarian will direct you to the most recent edition of Magazines for Libraries (NY: Bowker).
Examples: Clinical Social Work Journal, Critical Inquiry, Eighteenth‑Century Studies, International Journal of Aging & Human Development, Journal of Management Studies, Lancet, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Studies in Twentieth Century Literature.
Examples: The American Spectator, Christianity Today, Dissent, The Nation, National Review, New American, New Republic, New Statesman and Society, The Progressive, Spectator.
Examples: Appliance, Beverage World, Drug and Cosmetics Industry, Forest Industries, Power Engineering, Purchasing, Supermarket Business.