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Periodicals Defined

Periodicals are publications which are issued at regular intervals, such as journals, magazines, and newspapers.

To help you identify different periodicals, refer to the Types of Periodicals guide.

Empirical Research

Empirical Research is based on actual and objective observation and experimentation rather than theories or beliefs.

Empirical research articles should describe & discuss the results of empirical research studies. These articles can be found in academic (peer-reviewed) journals and often contain the following sections:

  • Abstract (Summary)
  • Introduction (Including literature review)
  • Methods or Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion and/or Conclusion
  • References (Bibliography)

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations followed by a descriptive summary and/or evaluation.

Sometimes the annotation will reflect the applicability of the source to the needs of the researcher. 

The purpose of this type of bibliography is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

Parts of an Annotated Bibliography

An annonation may include some or all of these parts: 

  • a citation to the source 
  • qualifications of the author(s)
  • purpose or scope of the work
  • topics covered
  • summary of findings or conclusions
  • audience or reading level
  • bias or standpoint of author(s)
  • relationship to works in the field
  • format/special features
  • relevance to your own research