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Alternative Fuels/Sustainable Energy - Lafayette: Periodicals

This guide provides access to college and other online resources for those students needing material on alternative fuels and energy sources.

Types of Periodicals

Periodicals are published on a regular basis. Examples are journals, magazines, newspapers and trade publications. 

  • Journals are specialized periodicals with generally long authoritative articles aimed at a professional audience. They are usually published quarterly or annually and most are peer reviewed. 
  • Magazines are more popular and often contain short articles and lots of advertising.  They are geared to the lay person or casual reader.
  • Newspapers are serial publications, usually printed on newsprint and generally issued daily or weekly, containing news, editorial comment, columns, advertising, comics, etc. 
  • Trade Publications are serials that focus on industry, product and business information in a magazine or newspaper format.
  • Newsletters are short publications usually with very specialized focus.  They are generally inexpensively printed and published. They are often full of editorializing. They are often published to support a special cause.
  • Peer Reviewed articles are reviewed by individual experts or a panel of experts prior to being accepted for publication.

 

Journal Articles and Reports