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Types of Periodical Literature
Periodical is a term used to describe any publication that is published multiple times (periodically). Periodicals include materials such as popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, and trade publications.
- Audience: general public
- Purpose: inform or entertain
- Authors: reporters or free-lance writers
- Example: Time
Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Journal
- Audience: academic discipline
- Purpose: communicate new findings and theories
- Authors: scholars or experts on the topic
- Example: Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
- Audience: industry or profession
- Purpose: keep a specialized audience up to date
- Authors: reporters or practitioners
- Example: Advertising Age
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Selected General & Newspaper Databases
Selected Multidisciplinary Databases