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Module 3: Finding Articles

What are Periodicals?

Scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers are all called periodicals because they are published "periodically" or at regular intervals (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc). They include scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.

Articles are published in periodicals and can provide:Scholarly Journals

  • Up-to-date, factual information
  • Opinions or editorials on current issues
  • Statistics
  • Research studies
  • References to other sources
  • Book, film and music reviews
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