Popular Magazines vs. Scholary Journals
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Popular Magazines vs. Scholary Journals Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Scholarly Journal vs. Popular Magazine
  • 2. Periodicals
  • 3. What is a Periodical?
    • Periodicals are published on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • 4. Periodicals can be:
    • News & popular magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Professional trade journals
    • Scholarly journals
    • Sensational press
  • 5. Popular Magazines
  • 6. Popular Magazines
    • What does it look like?
      • Attractive and glossy with many graphics and ads.
    • Who is the Author?
      • Staff or freelance writer; sometimes a well-known person who isn’t necessarily an expert in the field.
  • 7. Popular Magazines
    • Who is the audience?
      • General Audience
    • Who is the publisher?
      • Commercial Publishers
    • What is the purpose?
      • To entertain to sell, and/or to promote a viewpoint
  • 8. Popular Magazines
    • Is it cited?
    • Rarely cites sources.
    • What are some examples of Popular Magazines?
  • 9. Scholarly Journals
  • 10. Scholarly Journals
    • What does it look like?
      • Plain, white pages.
      • Contains few pictures and ads.
      • Includes in-depth scholarly articles that are usually several pages long.
      • Uses technical and specialized language.
  • 11. Scholarly Journals
    • Who is the Author?
      • Scholars, researchers, and experts in the field.
    • Who is the Audience?
      • Written for a specific audience.
      • Scholars, Academics, and Students in the field of study.
  • 12. Scholarly Journals
    • Who is the publisher?
      • Usually a professional association.
    • What is the purpose?
      • To share one’s original research or experimentation with other scholars.
  • 13. Scholarly Journals
    • Is it cited? Yes.
      • Includes footnotes and bibliography.
    footnotes
  • 14. Scholarly Journals
    • Names of Scholarly Journals includes any of the following words:
      • Annals
      • Journals
      • Proceedings
      • Quarterly
      • Review
      • Studies
      • Survey
      • Transactions
  • 15. Scholarly Articles
  • 16. Scholarly Articles
    • Scholarly articles can cover a wide variety of topics.
          • They may be original papers that describe empirical studies and their results, or a literature review on a topic, or they may explore a subject in detail.
  • 17. Scholarly Articles
    • A typical scholarly article will include some or all of the following features:
      • Written by an expert or a researcher in the field.
      • Peer reviewed by one or more experts in the field.
  • 18. Scholarly Articles
    • Scholarly articles will contain:
      • An abstract or a brief summary of its main points.
      • An introduction, methodology, discussion or results, and conclusion.
  • 19. Scholarly Articles
    • Scholarly articles will contain:
      • Graphs and charts and/or much math.
      • A lengthy bibliography with a long list of sources.
  • 20. Scholarly Articles
    • Scholarly articles will contain:
      • Advance and technical vocabulary.
      • A brief biography of the author.
  • 21. Scholarly Articles
    • How do you identify a scholarly article from a citation?
      • Includes one or more authors.
      • Articles are lengthy, at least six pages long.
  • 22. Scholarly Articles
    • How do you identify a scholarly article from a citation?
      • Pages are consecutively numbered throughout the year.
      • Article title may be long and describe the main points of the article.
  • 23. Scholarly Articles
    • Where can I find a scholarly article?
      • Scholarly articles can be found in the databases accessible through the library’s website.
  • 24. Scholarly Articles
    • Some subject-specific databases contain mostly scholarly publications.
    • Some databases allow you to limit your search to scholarly articles.
  • 25. The End