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  • Periodicals are publications that are regularly produced, which can mean a daily newspaper, a monthly magazine, or a quarterly journal. Popular publications are called magazines and scholarly publications are called journals. Newspapers are also popular publications.
  • Scholarly articles are considered better sources for research because they are written by experts and then reviewed and evaluated by other experts before they are published in a process called peer-review. Scholarly, peer-reviewed, referred, are all mean the same thing. These articles are higher quality, more accurate and authoritative, and the information can be trusted.
  • If you’re looking at print copies of periodicals it’s pretty easy to tell the difference between popular and scholarly sources. Magazines generally have slick covers and lots of ads and pictures
  • Journals have plainer covers, little or no ads, and include lots of charts and graphs
  • This tells you who the author is and if he or she is qualified to write on the subject of the article.
  • The abstract is a one to three paragraph summarization of the main points and findings of the article
  • All of these are lists of the author’s sources of information. This allows the reader to consult and verify the information that the author used so that you can determine the accuracy of the article for yourself.
  • There will often be specialized terminology or vocabulary showing that the author has in-depth knowledge of the subject
  • Popular articles are usually brief, one to five pages. Scholarly articles are usually much longer.

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  • Popular v. Scholarly Articles
    Adrienne Button
    abutton@ggc.edu
    B3035
    678-407-5129
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  • Popular Sources = Magazines/Newspapers
    Scholarly Sources =
    Journals
    Periodicals
  • Scholarly Resources:What's the difference?
    What's in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?
  • Scholarly Resources:What's the difference?
    What's in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?
  • Scholarly Resources:What's the difference?
    What's in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?
  • Scholarly Resources:What's the difference?
    What's in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?
  • Scholarly Resources:What's the difference?
    What's in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?
  • Scholarly Resources:What's the difference?
    What's in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?
  • AppearanceMagazines
  • AppearanceJournals
  • Things to look for in an electronic scholarly article
    Author’s Credentials
    Structure
    Language
    Length
  • Look for:
    Credentials, such as a PhD. or university affiliation
    There may also be a brief biography of the author(s)
    John Q. Erudite,
    University of Indiana, Gary
    Samantha S. Inquestor,
    University of Transylvania
  • Look for:
    The abstract is a one to three paragraph summarization of the main points and findings of the article
    Abstract
  • Look for:
    References
    Citations
    Works Cited
    Bibliography
    Footnotes
    Endnotes
  • Look for:
    Specialized Language
    There will often be specialized terminology or vocabulary showing that the author has in-depth knowledge of the subject
  • Look for:
    The length of the article will also indicate whether or not it is scholarly.
    "US Slashes Swine Flu Vaccine Estimate." Clinical Infectious Diseases 49.8 (2009): 18-43. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 Oct. 2009.
    "60 Seconds to Swine Flu Freedom." New Scientist 203.2726 (2009): 7. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 Oct. 2009.
  • Look for…
    Popular Magazines
    Scholarly Journal Articles
    Author's name may or may not be given; often a professional writer; may or may not have expertise in the subject area.
    Usually a scholar or researcher with expertise in the subject area; Author's credentials and/or affiliation are given.
    Author
    General public; the interested non-specialist.
    Audience
    Other scholars, researchers and students.
    Specialized terminology or jargon of the field; requires prior knowledge (or a good specialized dictionary!).
    Vocabulary in general usage; understandable to most readers.
    Language
    Articles have a clearly-defined structure with an abstract, objective, methodology, analysis, results and conclusion. May include charts or graphs but rarely photographs or other illustrations
    Informal organization: eye-catching type and formatting. Usually includes illustrations and photographs.
    Appearance /
    Organization
    Rarely has a list of references, usually does not give complete information about sources of information.
    Always has a list of references or bibliography; sources of quotes and facts are cited and can be verified.
    References / Bibliography