We all know the library is the perfect place
for finding books- But it’s also a great resource for periodicals.
So, what is a periodical anyway? Well, a periodical is any publication released
on a regular schedule. Like magazines and newspapers.
But those two aren’t all. Scholarly journals are a special type of periodical
meant for academic research. Normal periodicals are published by corporations,
with general information meant for a wide audience.
While scholarly journals are published by academic institutions, they’re subject-specific,
with articles focusing on narrow, precise topics.
They’re edited and approved by a board of specialists-with references for each article.
But more importantly, scholarly journals have all gone through a process known as peer-review.
That means research has been submitted through a double blind process, with academics on
both ends operating anonymously. And before publication, every article is put
through a rigorous approval system. All that matters is the research, and every
step is taken to guarantee its quality. That way, when it reaches you, it’s filled
with information you can trust. So, when doing your research,
Make the right choice. With a source you can count on.