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SCI-I 120 Intro to Research (Career Presenation)

Scholarly v. Popular - Short

How can you tell the difference between and scholarly and popular sources?

Here are some differences between them.

Scholarly Popular
Geared to scholars, researchers, professionals Geared to the general public
Long articles; in-depth coverage of research/study Short articles summarizing research/issues
Articles include many bibliographical references Few, if any, bibliographical references
Few ads; few photos unless related to research Many ads and photos
Often issued monthly or quarterly Usually issued weekly, monthly, or daily (newspapers)
Often sponsored by academic/professional group Can find them at a bookstore or grocery store