Answered By: Gabe Research & Writing Studio
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2017     Views: 165

 
Ulrich's is a reference about publications like journals and magazines, so it covers whether a publication is scholarly or not.  You can connect to Ulrich's here: https://ezproxy.library.wwu.edu/login?url=http://www.ulrichsweb.com.
 
Here is a chart that can also help you determine what kind of a resource you are looking at:
 

 

Type of Source Popular Magazines Trade Journals   Scholarly Journals
Examples
The Economist, Psychology Today, Time, National Geographic
Advertising Age, The CPA Journal, Billboard, American Libraries
Journal of the History of Ideas, College English, Antiquity, Science
Audience
For the general public; use language understood by the average reader
For those in a particular trade or industry
For students, scholars, researchers; uses specialized vocabulary of the discipline
Content
May report research as news items,feature stories, editorials and opinion pieces
Reports on problems or issues in a particular industry
Reports original research, theory; may include an abstract
Appearance
Highly visual, a lot of advertising, color, photos, short articles with no bibliographies or references
Visual, containsadvertising, color, photos,
Little or no advertising, has tables & charts, high concentration of print, lengthy articles, bibliographies & references
Authors
Author may not be named, frequently a staff writer, not a subject expert
Staff writers, freelance authors
Authors are specialists, articles are signed, & credentials such as degrees, university affiliation are often given.
 

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