Index to content from core journals in all areas of the social sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, sociology, etc.) Provides lists of sources cited, plus publications citing the original article. Also known as SSCI. Covers 1900 to the present.
Chronicles the world's public affairs, public and social policies, international relations, and world politics. It is an index to policy-oriented literature, such as books, journal articles, and U.S. and foreign government documents. Covers 1914 to the present.
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. Covers 1991 to the present.
Identifying Scholarship: What can we learn by considering the object?
Considering periodical publications:
Design elements: color, graphics, advertisements, etc.
Durability: quality of the physical object
For whom is the content intended?
What reading-level is required for the reader to
understand the content?
Is the author credentialed? Affiliated with an
organization or institution?
Who is the publisher?
Are sources cited?
Has the content gone through a peer-review or
Clues in the publications's title:
Scholarly periodicals often have at least one of the
following words in its title:
Journal | Review | Study/Studies | Research
Quarterly, or one of the four seasons:
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall