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Scholarly Journals vs Magazines/Trade Journals

What is the difference between scholarly/academic/peer reviewed journal articles and magazines or trade journals??
Look for the following to identify an academic or peer reviewed journal article:

  • written by expert in field (a professor or other academic)
  • authors are not paid to publish their research
  • conducts research study or builds on another's research
  • article contains abstract, summarizing research
  • cites sources, contains references and bibliography
  • academic journals are not in the business to make money; magazines and trade journals are

For more information, take a look at this site:

Research Database for Finding Articles

Search these databases to find scholarly articles, academic articles or peer-reviewed articles.  The terms may be different but the meaning is the same.  Databases are listed in order of usefulness to the Exercise and Sport Science discipline.

Research appointments available!

Don't overlook one of your best resources - your Gallucci-Cirio Librarians! Need help getting started, developing your search strategy, focusing your topic and selecting "keywords", deciding what type of resources you need as well as how to use them? The librarians are here to assist you whether you have a home work assignment or an indepth research project to complete.