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Dr. Reddy's Classes: Scholarly, Popular & Trade Journals

This guide will help you find the resources you need for Dr. Reddy's classes.

Comparison Chart

Scholarly Journals Trade/Industry Publications Popular Magazines
Audience
  • Scholars, researchers, and students in a particular subject area
  • Usually "peer-reviewed" or "referreed"
  • Written by staff or industry professionals
  • Articles sometimes unsigned
  • Signed articles might not indicate author's affiliation
  • General public
  • Written by reporters or magazine staff
  • Articles sometimes unsigned
  • Signed articles might not indicate author's affiliation
Publisher
  • Often published by an association, institution or scholarly publisher
  • Published for profit or by an industry association
  • Published for profit
Appearance
  • Covers are plain
  • Might contain charts and graphs but not glossy illustrations
  • Usually includes many illustrations
  • Glossy paper and eye-catching
  • Many illustrations
Content
  • Provides research for scholars
  • Sources cited in footnotes and reference list
  • Uses terminology specific to the field
  • Articles are lengthy
  • Reports industry trends or news
  • Often includes advertisements and/or classifieds for related goods, services or jobs
  • Articles generally do not contain references or footnotes
  • Articles are generally not peer-reviewed
  • Advertisements
  • Sources cited briefly or not at all
  • Provides up-to-date information for general readers
  • Little specialized language
  • Articles are short

 

Availability
  • Usually published monthly, quarterly or even once or twice a year
  • Often received as part of an association membership
  • Usually published weekly or monthly