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Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals: A Checklist of Criteria: More
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Cues for recognizing scholarly journals, news sources, popular magazines, and sensational periodicals. Click on the TABS below for tips on how to recognize these publications.

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There are reference books which describe and evaluate periodicals. For evaluations of specific periodicals, use:

LaGuardia, Cheryl, ed., with Bill and Linda Sternberg Katz. Magazines for Libraries. 25th ed. New York: Bowker, 2017.    
(Olin Ref Z 6941 .K21 + 2017. The latest edition is shelved at the Olin reference desk)
 
An annotated listing by subject of over 6,000 periodicals. Each entry gives name of periodical, beginning publication date, publisher, editor, address, price and such information as indexing, size, and level of audience. Short abstracts describe the scope, political slant, and other aspects of the publication. Arrangement is topical, bringing magazines and journals on like subjects together. To find an individual title, use the title index at the end of the volume.

Or ask for assistance at the reference desk.