Periodicals includes magazine articles, newspapers articles, journal articles etc. Journal articles are often scholarly or peer-reviewed.
What can help you determine if an article is from a peer-reviewed journal?
1) Database Filters/Tagging - often alert you to the source type
2) Article Structure - be aware of the article's characteristics often alerts you to the source type e.g. length, bibliography, tone
3) Tools like Ulrichs - look for a title, will indicate if it is peer reviewed check if it is peer reviewed status
Not sure if an article is scholarly or popular? Ulrichs has detailed information on more than 300,000 publications. Enter journal/magazine title in the search box and find your publication. Then, look for Academic/Scholarly in the Content Type field.
Are these periodicals peer-reviewed or not?
1) African American Review
Esquivel, Anna M. "'Isn't this Counterrevolutionary?': Discourse and Silence in the Erotic Poetry of Nikki Giovanni, Kalamu Ya Salaam, and Etheridge Knight."African American Review, vol. 47, no. 4, 2014, pp. 511-521
2) Old English Newsletter
Anon: "History and Culture" Old English Newsletter (44:1/2) 2013, 163-184. (2013)
3) New Statesman
Sampson, Fiona. "Kicking toadstools." New Statesman 5 Feb. 2016: 46. Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.
4) Language in India
Kousar, Rehana, Nida Sarfraz, and Khamsa Qasim. "Abstraction and artistic volition: Expressionist reflection on Siegfried Sassoon's select war poems: Attack, Glory of Women, Counter-Attack, Expression of War experiences, and Dreamers." Language In India Dec. 2015: 152+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.