Learn to identify the distinguishing features of scholarly and non-scholarly publications.
Journals and magazines are important sources for up-to-date information for all subject areas. Access to the large and varied journal collection through RIT Library requires the ability to distinguish between the levels of scholarship found both in the print and electronic publications. For the purpose of this guide, types of periodicals have been divided into four separate categories: Scholarly; Substantive News or General Interest; Popular; and Sensational.
Examples of Scholarly Journals:
American Economic Review
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of Social Work Education
Journal of Labor Research
Substantive News or General Interest