Wondering how to tell if the article you're reading is from a scholarly journal?
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It will show you how to evaluate periodicals by looking at their format, intended audience, and appearance.
Evaluating the sources you find is a crucial step in the process of scholarly research. The questions you ask about books, periodical articles, or multimedia sources are similar whether you're looking at a citation to the item or have the item in hand.
How to Critically Analyze Information Sources : A guide to the critical questions you should ask when you consider the appropriateness of a source for your research.