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Types of Periodicals: Journals of Enlightenment, Policy & Influence

Compares and contrasts types of periodicals and their use.

Journals of Enlightenment, Policy & Influence

Type of Periodicals - Journals of Policy...

Examples The Economist; Foreign Affairs; Foreign Policy; Scientific American
Topics  Recognized authorities address issues of public concern; policy debates; sophisticated analysis for decision-makers; book reviews
Authors Senior Statesmen; scholars; leaders or major spokespersons
Language Assumes sufficient knowledge of issues
Sources Often cited--sometimes without full documentation
Graphics High quality; pertinent, targeted ads
Publishers Commercial (for-profit); Trade; Nonprofit
E-Access Tools Academic OneFile; ProQuest Research Library; Wilson OmniFile Mega Full Text; Academic Source Complete
Indexes Academic OneFileAcademic Search Complete OmniFile Full Text MegaProQuest Research Library; Reader's Guide Full Text; Reader's Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982