Periodicals are publications issued at regular intervals (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly) such as newspapers, magazines, and journals.
Many periodicals are originally published in print form (available at newsstands and through subscription). The library subscribes to databases that offer an electronic version of the text of selected articles from many periodicals.
Use periodicals for current information, for latest trends and research, for hard to find information, and for briefer coverage than books.
See the tab above "Types of Periodicals" - to determine if a periodical is scholarly or "peer-reviewed," as opposed to being a popular magazine or a trade publication.
If you have the citation for a periodical article
Selected Indexes to Articles in Popular Periodicals and Trade Journals
Look for a check box on the search screen or the results screen to limit a search to Peer-Reviewed, Academic, or Scholarly articles.