Journals, magazines and newspapers are the three major types of periodicals. They are published at regular time periods, e.g. daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or semiannually.
- Journals publish in-depth academic, scholarly research papers and articles.
- Magazines and newspapers usually contain shorter, general interest articles. They are mostly popular and easy to understand.
Check out the comparison table in our Information Literacy Tutorial guide for more details on their differences and similarities.
To get started with your research to look for relevant scholarly journal and magazine articles, try 2 library databases: EBSCOhost Research Databases and ProQuest.