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Types of Periodicals

This guide provides a brief description of the types of periodicals and explains how to find a peer-reviewed article using the library's databases.

Sensational Periodicals

Sensational periodicals generally appear in the form of newspapers. The purpose of these periodicals is to arouse curiosity and report shocking or obscure news. The language is sensational or inflammatory and many of these articles are written by freelancers. The information is questionable and assumes some gullibility in their audience. The headlines are eye-catching and astonishing.

Examples of Sensational Periodicals

Globe

National Enquirer

Star

Weekly World News