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Popular Versus Scholarly

  1. 1. GGC 1000 ParedesOct. 21, 2009<br />Adrienne Button<br />abutton@ggc.edu<br />B3035<br />678-407-5129<br />Reference Desk: 678-407-5064<br />
  2. 2. Popular Sources = Magazines/Newspapers<br />Scholarly Sources = <br />Journals<br />Periodicals<br />
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  4. 4. Scholarly Resources:What&apos;s the difference?<br />What&apos;s in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?<br />
  5. 5. Scholarly Resources:What&apos;s the difference?<br />What&apos;s in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?<br />
  6. 6. Scholarly Resources:What&apos;s the difference?<br />What&apos;s in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?<br />
  7. 7. Scholarly Resources:What&apos;s the difference?<br />What&apos;s in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?<br />
  8. 8. Scholarly Resources:What&apos;s the difference?<br />What&apos;s in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?<br />
  9. 9. Scholarly Resources:What&apos;s the difference?<br />What&apos;s in them?Who writes them?Who reads them?What do they look like?What are their advantages?What are their disadvantages?<br />
  10. 10. AppearanceMagazines <br />
  11. 11. AppearanceJournals<br />
  12. 12. Things to look for in an electronic scholarly article<br />Author’s Credentials<br />Structure<br />Language<br />Length<br />
  13. 13. Look for:<br />Credentials, such as a PhD. or university affiliation<br />There may also be a brief biography of the author(s)<br />John Q. Erudite,<br />University of Indiana, Gary<br />Samantha S. Inquestor, <br />University of Transylvania<br />
  14. 14. Look for:<br />The abstract is a one to three paragraph summarization of the main points and findings of the article<br />Abstract<br />
  15. 15. Look for:<br />References<br />Citations<br />Works Cited<br />Bibliography<br />Footnotes<br />Endnotes<br />
  16. 16. Look for:<br />Specialized Language<br />There will often be specialized terminology or vocabulary showing that the author has in-depth knowledge of the subject<br />
  17. 17. Look for:<br />The length of the article will also indicate whether or not it is scholarly.<br />&quot;US Slashes Swine Flu Vaccine Estimate.&quot; Clinical Infectious Diseases 49.8 (2009): 18-43. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 Oct. 2009.<br />&quot;60 Seconds to Swine Flu Freedom.&quot; New Scientist 203.2726 (2009): 7. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 Oct. 2009.<br />
  18. 18. Look for…<br />Popular Magazines<br />Scholarly Journal Articles<br />Author&apos;s name may or may not be given; often a professional writer; may or may not have expertise in the subject area. <br />Usually a scholar or researcher with expertise in the subject area; Author&apos;s credentials and/or affiliation are given.<br />Author<br />General public; the interested non-specialist.<br />Audience<br />Other scholars, researchers and students.<br />Specialized terminology or jargon of the field; requires prior knowledge (or a good specialized dictionary!).<br />Vocabulary in general usage; understandable to most readers.<br />Language<br />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<br />Informal organization: eye-catching type and formatting. Usually includes illustrations and photographs.<br />Appearance / <br />Organization<br />Rarely has a list of references, usually does not give complete information about sources of information.<br />Always has a list of references or bibliography; sources of quotes and facts are cited and can be verified.<br />References / Bibliography<br />

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