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Finding Journal Articles

A journal is "a periodical, especially one containing scholarly articles and/or disseminating current information on research and development in a particular subject field" (Young, 1983, p. 125).


To recognize a journal, look for:

Many students are unfamiliar with journals before college. To help you recognize journal articles, here are some examples. Look for the characteristics listed above.

Journals usually include these kinds of articles, etc.:

Where can I find journal articles?