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  • 1. Thompson Rivers University LibraryScholarly vs Popular Handout Scholarly vs. Popular  Written by journalists, reporters,  Written by researchers, professionals, freelance writers, and other paid or experts in the field Author staff  Authors credentials are listed  Rarely experts in the field  Advanced reading level  Basic reading level  Researchers, students, academics, and Audience  General public professionals  Language is understood by almost  Specialized or technical vocabulary anyone  Topic is narrowly focused and Language &  General/popular interest topics research-based Length and news items  Long articles: 5+ pages  Short articles: 1/2 - 5 pages  "Peer-reviewed" or "refereed" articles  Articles are reviewed and are screened and approved by other Review Process approved for publication by the researchers and experts in the field magazine or journals editor  Often a specific format: e.g., Abstract, Methodology, Discussion, Summary,  No set format Appearance & Charts, Conclusion  Attention-grabbing titles Organization  Descriptive titles  Lots of advertising  Limited or no advertising  Scientific, medical, and research  Grocery stores, newsstands, Location of institutions, libraries bookstores Information  In print and online at TRU Library  In print and online at RDC Library  Extensive bibliography and citations  Rarely any citations Citations & throughout  Difficult to verify source of Bibliography  ·Sources can be verified information Journal of Zoology, Journal of Macleans, The Walrus, Popular Anthropology, Journal of Clinical Examples Science, People, Where Calgary Nursing, Educational & Child PsychologyCreated by Lucy Scribner Library. Scholarly vs. popular periodicals. Retrieved from http://lib.skidmore.edu/library/index.php/help-topics/35-help/69-scholarly-vs-popular-periodicals-characteristics. Adapted by Thompson Rivers University Library, September 2011Created by Nevada University Libraries. Distinguishing scholarly and popular articles. Retrieved fromhttp://library.nevada.edu/inst/docs/distinguishing.pdf. Adapted by Thompson Rivers University Library, September 20111 Updated October 2, 2011