|Its purpose is to inform or entertain||Its aim is to report on scholarly research|
|Articles typically short in length||Longer articles with in-depth analysis|
|Written by a reporter,
journalist, or staff writer
|Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)|
|Articles are reviewed
by editorial staff
|Articles are peer-reviewed &
critically evaluated by scholars
|Little or no references are included as support||Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography|
|Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos||Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.|
|Examples: People, National Geographic, Reader's Digest||Examples: Young Children, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review|
Teaching Young Children (TYC) - Published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, this periodical is for the preschool professional.
Young Children - The Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Zero to Three - A multidisciplinary resource on infants, toddlers, and families, intended to strengthen the critical roles of professionals, policymakers, and parents in giving young children the best possible start in life. RESEARCH TIP: Search the ERIC database for articles from this publication. If the full text article is not available online, the library has approximately 10 years of back issues for the above journals listed. Students can request back issues by date for photocopying and scanning.
Current print issues are on display in the library. Back issues are available by request from the Circulation Services Counter.
Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. These databases will help you locate full text articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and more.