Answered By: Daniel Dylla
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 86

The word journal is often synonymous with magazine but sometimes they have distinct meanings. Generally, a journal will be academic in scope, where a magazine will have a non-academic audience in mind, whether popular or professional.

There are several different kinds of journals that libraries might have, either in print or via databases:

  • Scholarly journals
  • Trade or professional magazines
  • Popular magazines

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