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What's the difference between a journal and a magazine?
Popular Magazines: serials that target general audiences with popular or current news stories. Authors are not usually scholars in a specific discipline and do not conduct original research. These articles are not peer-reviewed.
Scholarly/Professional Journal: journals that present in-depth, original research in a specific field. These articles have been reviewed by other scholars in the field for scholastic standards and validity. Professional journals may also contain profession or industry related news.
(These definitions were adapted from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Library Research Tutorial)
To locate journals and magazines the library subscribes to, you will need to look them up in "TDNet". This source will tell you whether or not the journal or magazine is in paper format or electronic format (online) and the issues we have or subscribe to.