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What are Periodicals
Periodicals are publications that appear “periodically”; they are published at specific times during the year -- daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly (every three months) or annually (once a year). The three specific types of periodicals that you will see most often in your research are magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Why use Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
When to Use Specific Types of Periodicals
Journals: Articles that appear in journals are generally written by scholars or experts in an academic or professional field. The articles may report original research or cover highly specialized topics; usually long, they provide in-depth analysis and include bibliographies of references used in preparing the article or resources for further study.
Magazines: Use magazines when you need up-to-date information about current events and general articles written for people who are not necessarily experts in the subject area.
Newspapers: Newspapers provide current information about local, regional, national or international events as well as classified ads and editorials.
Criminal Justice Databases
Criminal Justice Article Collections
Criminal Justice Collection This link opens in a new window
The Criminal Justice Collection contains journal and magazine content on law enforcement, crime scene investigation, policy development, court procedures and sociological reports. At the top of the search results page, you have the option to limit by Magazines, Academic Journals and News sources.
HeinOnline This link opens in a new window
HeinOnline's Government, Politics & Law Collection contains thousands of law and criminal justice journals, as well as government publications, and U.S. case law. In the Refine Your Search column under Section Type, limit by Articles.
Ebsco Discovery Service SNAP!Search
Search for articles across all NSCC resources using Ebsco Discovery Search
This single search tool provides an interdisciplinary approach to your research by searching across locations, collections, formats, publishers and platforms. Under Limit By Source Type, you may limit by academic journals, news articles, and magazine articles.
InterLibrary Loan Options for Getting Articles
If the NSCC Library does not have access to the article you need, free electronic document delivery services are available to NSCC students, faculty and staff.
Request articles here