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ARTH 4304: Global History of Cinema: Scholarly or Not?

A course guide to library research resources for Prof. Stob's Global History of Cinema students

Periodical List

Periodical List

You can search for a specific journal/magazine/newspaper using Periodical List or browse by subject area.

For more information see the Periodicals guide handout.

Google Scholar Search

Search for library subscribed scholarly articles

Google Scholar Search

Types of Periodicals

What's a periodical?

A periodical is a magazine, journal, newspaper, or similar item that comes out periodically, i.e. once a week, month, etc.

It's good to be able to distinguish between scholarly and non-scholarly periodicals, especially for more advanced research. See the Scholarly Journals guide for more info.

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Magazines

  • Intended for mass market and general public
  • Includes Magazines, trade journals, newspapers and other non-scholarly sources
  • No "Peer Review" process required for publication
  • Often presents general information

Scholarly Journals

  • Scholarly journals are also referred to as "Peer Reviewed" or "Refereed."
  • These are mostly journals (but can be in other formats)
  • Are intended for scholars in their intended fields.
  • Articles must be reviewed by panel of experts before publishing (aka "Peer Review")
  • Often present original research

Scholarly verification tool - ULRICH'S

To find out if a journal is considered scholarly, check the Ulrich's database by doing a search for the title of the journal.

If you see a little referee shirt icon then the journal title is considered peer reviewed "aka" scholarly.