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Periodicals: Periodicals

find articles in magazines, newspapers, and journals

What is a periodical?

Periodical types are
newspapers (including news wires)
magazines
journals
 
Based on content and audience periodicals are categorized as 
Popular
newspapers
magazines
Scholarly
journals 
 
Popular periodicals are further categorized as
popular
sensational
 

Use journals or substantive / serious popular periodicals in your research.

Use periodicals in your research

Review these sections in the IRIS tutorial "Explore Sources" module to learn where to find information. 

  • Information types
  • Magazines and journals

In the IRIS Find Information module these modules teach you how to find credible and relevant articles.

  • Periodical Indexes
  • Boolean operators

Find periodicals

A library database is your best source for periodical articles.

A few periodicals are available in print and microfilm formats in the Library.


Vol State has online subscriptions with these individual periodicals

Create a citation

Each periodical type has a different citation type.

Identify the periodical type before creating the citation.