Periodicals are publications that appear in a new edition on a regular basis, or "periodically." The Begley Library has in its collection scholarly, trade, and popular & news periodicals. Scholarly periodicals convey research and scholarship and are usually in the form of journals and articles. Trade magazines contain professional (industry and career) information. Popular magazines and newspapers communicate entertainment and information.
Note: Periodicals are not to be removed from the library. If you're having difficulty finding the periodical you need online, you can scan or copy the print periodicals that are on display in front of the Reference Desk. If you need help, a librarian is available for assistance.
|Scholarly||Trade/Professional||Popular & News|
|Purpose||Research and scholarship||Professional information||Information and entertainment|
|Field professionals||General public|
Begin with abstract
End with references
Discuss trends and issues
Generally easy to read
Absence of references