What is the difference?
"Magazine" is often used to describe a popular periodical like Time or People. Magazines have many color photos and advertisements.
“Journal” is used to describe a scholarly periodical that is written by experts. Journal articles tend to be longer and provide extensive citations to additional research.
Journal of Finance
Journal of International Business Ethics
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Journal of Counseling Psychology
General or Popular Magazines:
Harvard Business Review
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All research databases offer a way to limit search results to academic or peer-reviewed articles. Here are a few examples so you know what to look for.
Enter your search terms. When the results are displayed, you will see many options under "Tweak my results" to limit your results. The peer-reviewed limiter is found under the "Show Only" heading.
Select the "Research Databases" tab on the Library website. Enter your search terms and select the "Peer Reviewed" check box as shown.