8 Popular and Scholarly Articles

For some of your research assignments, you will be expected to use “scholarly” articles. These may be called “academic” or “journal” articles, or more specifically, “peer reviewed” articles. In a later tutorial we will learn how to focus your searches in order to find these.

For now, it is useful to learn to recognize the difference between these types of publications so that whether you are searching in a library resource or on Google, you will be able to make some judgment about the kind of information source you are looking at and whether it will be appropriate for your assignment.


Some key differences between popular and scholarly articles. Image by adstarkel.


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