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Periodical Exercise

You will be given two periodicals (a scholarly journal and a magazine) in class. 

1. Taking the SCHOLARLY JOURNAL in front of you, fill in the following information:

Title of journal (full title)_______________________________________________

Volume no._____________  Issue number_______________ Date_______________

Publisher/Institution____________________________________

What is the frequency of publication/how often published?____________________

(Hint: look at title page, or back of title page, usually in small print, on bottom)

Is there an editor/editorial board?___________________________________

Are there book reviews?_______ Are there color photos, illustrations, etc.?_______________

Pick an article in the journal:

Title___________________________________________________________

Author__________________________________________________________

Does the article have a bibliography?____________  footnotes?______________

2.  Now, taking the MAGAZINE in front of you, fill in the following information:

Title of magazine_______________________________________________

Volume no._____________  Issue number_______________ Date_______________

Publisher/Institution____________________________________

What is the frequency of publication/how often published?____________________

(Hint: look at title page, or back of title page, usually in small print, on bottom)

Is there an editor/editorial board?___________________________________        (over)

Are there book reviews?____________________________________________

Are there color photos, illustrations, etc.?_______________________________

Pick an article in the magazine:

Title___________________________________________________________

Author__________________________________________________________

Does the article have a bibliography?____________  footnotes?______________

3. From what you have learned so far, what are some of the characteristics of a scholarly journal?  A magazine?

A scholarly journal:

a._____________________________________________________________

b._____________________________________________________________

c._____________________________________________________________

d._____________________________________________________________

A magazine:
a._____________________________________________________________

b._____________________________________________________________

c._____________________________________________________________

d._____________________________________________________________

4. Next, go to our Library’s homepage, then click on Periodicals Research; then Article Databases A-Z, then Academic Search Premier,

See if you can find the JOURNAL article you listed above in ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER by doing either an author or title search.

Did you find the article?      YES___________     N0_______________

Is the article FULL TEXT?  YES___________    NO_______________

5.  Repeat the same procedure as in no.4, to find the MAGAZINE article you listed above, in ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER by doing either an author or title search.

Did you find the article?  YES___________        N0_______________

Is the article FULL TEXT?  YES___________   NO_______________


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