Periodical Formats

Newspaper, magazine and journal articles come in a variety of formats.  Glendale Community College library carries print, electronic, and even microfilm, versions of many periodicals.  The easiest way to find out if GCC's  library carries print or electronic access to a particular periodical is to check the "Find Journal Titles" link at GCC's homepage:  http://lib.gccaz.edu/lmc/

 

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What's the easiest way to find out if GCC's library carries a particular periodical?
 
 
 
 

 

 

(Adapted from D. Isbell ASU West)

 

Types Of Periodicals And Their Key Features

 

Subject

 

Purpose

 

Authors

 

Appearance

 

Availability

 

Scholarly Journal

Articles

 

 

Specialized subjects

 

 

Extend knowledge in a field

 

 

Scholars or researchers

 

Plain format;

little to no color;

no ads

 

Low budget; limited availability

 

Magazine

Articles

 

General, popular subjects

 

Inform or entertain

 

Journalists or staff reporters

Glossy; photos, graphics; lots of ads

 

High budget;

readily available

 

Newspaper

Articles

 

General, current-events subjects

 

Inform on current events, some entertainment

 

Journalists or staff reporters

 

Typically black and white; lots of photos; ads

 

Moderate budget; readily available

 

 

 

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If your instructor asked you to find an article from a general periodical that is updated daily, which periodical type would you look for?
 
 
 

 

 

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If your teacher tells you to start your research by looking at more general articles before more scholarly articles, in which order would you look at these sources?
 
 
 
 


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