It can be difficult to distinguish between the various types of periodicals when they are in electronic format. Luckily, many databases allow researchers to search or sort results by publication type.
On the search interface of the database, look for options to limit your results by scholarly journal, peer-reviewed journals, industry publications, or similar.
Depending on the database you are using, articles may be displayed in different formats:
Article databases provide you with 24-7 access to magazine, journal and newspaper articles. To help you identify the most appropriate database for your research topic:
Posted with permission from North Carolina State University Libraries.
If you are looking for a specific journal, for example Journal of Scientific Computing, you can find if the Library has acces to it in two ways: