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CLICsearch: To Begin Your Research

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Education Databases

Journal Finder

Google Scholar

in addition to our scholarly database subscriptions, you might try Google Scholar. Use this link to set up your account so you are linked to Bethel full-text articles.

Google Scholar Search

Choose the appropriate type of periodical

The type of resource you need will depend upon the type of paper/project you are doing or the requirements of an assignment.

Following are types of periodicals:

  • Academic Journals(aka scholarly, research, peer-reviewed, refereed) 
    • In-depth articles that Inform and report on research (often original) done by scholars and experts in a specific disciplines or field of study
    • Articles are written by subject specialists and experts in specific field--authors with scholarly or professional credentials
    • Intended for a limited audience--researchers, scholars, and experts in a specific field
    • Articles often include a literature review
    • Articles are often lengthy (10+ pages); may have charts and/or diagrams
    • Articles have extensive bibliographies/reference lists
    • Have few, or no advertisements, color photos or illustrations                                                  

                   Sample Article

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    • Magazines  (non-scholarly, "popular" periodicals)
      • Articles that entertain and inform a general audience without providing in-depth analysis
      • Intended for a broad segment of the population, appealing to non-specialists
      • Articles are written by journalists, freelance writers, or and editorial staff; usually no credentials given
      • Articles are usually short
      • Articles may acknowledge the source of information, but usually don't include a bibliography
      • Have many advertisements, color photos and/or illustrations

                   Sample Article

    • Trade or Professional Publications
      • Articles report on industry trends and new products or techniques useful to people in a trade or business
      • Articles are written by specialists in a certain field or industry
      • Intended for practitioners in a particular profession, business, or industry
      • Present a variety of information: professional news, trends, jobs, etc.
      • Articles summarize research and how to apply it
      • May sometimes include in-depth research, bibliographies, etc.

                    Sample Article


     

    Scholarly, Popular, Trade? What's in a name?

     Different types of publications have different purposes and different audiences. When we talk about journals, we can usually divide these publications into three broad categories: scholarly, popular, and trade publications.
     
      Scholarly Journals Popular Journals Trade Journals
    Purpose Informs and reports on original research done by scholars and experts in the field. Entertains and informs a general audience without providing in-depth analysis. Reports on industry trends and new products or techniques useful to people in a trade or business.
    Authors Articles are written by subject specialists and experts in the field. Articles are written by journalists, freelance writers, or an editorial staff. Articles are written by specialists in a certain field or industry.
    Audience Intended for a limited audience - researchers, scholars, and experts. Intended for a broad segment of the population, appealing to non-specialists. Intended for practititioners in a particular profession, business, or industry.
     
    Listen to this audio presentation about Evaluating Periodicals in education or watch this brief video.

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