Journals, magazines, newspapers: what's the difference?
Check out this video on "Magazines and Scholarly Journals" from the University of Arkansas Libraries.
MAGAZINES: contain articles on topics of popular interest written in a non-scholarly style, while journals contain articles of original research and commentary including footnotes and works cited.
SCHOLARLY JOURNALS: are peer-reviewed or refereed journals. Prior to publication, articles undergo a critical review process by experts / referees on the subject who evaluate the quality of the research.
Make sure you are using the appropriate type of resource required by your professor. If in doubt, just ask a librarian - we'll be glad to help!
Need a book, article or ERIC document owned by the EKS Library but can't get to campus? Just request the item online via Bulldog Delivery and we will deliver it to your home campus. While there is no charge for books, articles and other printed information cost 7¢ per page.
If you need a book not owned by the EKS Library or an article not available in full text online, simply request them via InterLibrary Loan and we will have them delivered to your home campus. While there is no charge for books, articles and other printed information cost 7¢ per page.
How do I know if a journal is scholarly or peer-reviewed? What if I need an article the EKS Library doesn't have?
Search by title in the Library's Full Text Finder for access and coverage dates for these periodicals:
Physical Therapy in Motion
Journal of Physical Therapy Education
International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Physical Therapy: Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association
Advances in Physical Therapy Research