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GEB 6217 Communication Skills for Health Care Professionals: Journals

Library Resource Guide for Spring 2017

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Journals

Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal. Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.

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Journals

Many journals are available online. However, in some cases the older issues may only be found in print. The library Catalog will help you identify in which format a particular issue can be found. The following are online issues of leading journals: