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How do you tell the difference between a scholarly article and a popular article? Your professor says that you have to have scholarly journal articles for your research project. Let’s look at what scholarly journals are and what popular magazines are ~and then the differences between the two!.

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How do you tell the difference between a scholarly article and a popular article?Your professor says that you have to have scholarly journal articles for your research project.

Let’s look at what scholarly journals are and what popular magazines are

~and then the differences between the two!

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Scholarly Journals

  • Definitions

Journal articles that are written by experts or authorities in a professional or academic field to report their research or scholarly opinion of a topic.  

Often called peer reviewed or refereed because referees in the subject area review and evaluate the article before accepting it for publication.

  • When to use an article from a scholarly journal?

-For doing most college research

- For finding out what has been researched and studied on your topic

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Magazines

  • Definition:

A magazine is a periodical written for the general public to inform and entertain. This is what you buy in the grocery store, drug store, etc.

Often referred to as popular magazines.

  • When to use an article from a popular magazine:
    • for a general understanding of a topic
    • for information on popular culture and hot topics
    • for general articles on topics written for the general

public for information or entertainment

scholarly articles vs popular articles the differences
Scholarly articles vs. Popular articles~ the differences:
  • Authors:

Scholarly – experts or authorities in professional or academic fields

Popular – staff or freelance writers, often unsigned

  • Purpose:

Scholarly – to report original research and research findings

Popular – to entertain or inform in a general way; not original research

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Scholarly articles vs. Popular articles~ the differences
  • Intended Audience:

Scholarly – scholars, researchers, practitioners in an academic or professional field

Popular – general audience

  • Language:

Scholarly – technical jargon of the subject area

Popular – simple language that anyone could read

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Scholarly articles vs. Popular articles ~ the differences:
  • Documentation of sources used:

Scholarly – includes references and bibliography of resources used

Popular – Does not give references to where information was obtained but may mention research or researcher’s findings

  • Editing:

Scholarly – goes through a peer review process before accepted for publication and often referred to as peer reviewed or refereed.

Popular – edited by magazine editors for readability and suitability for the magazine’s purpose

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Scholarly articles vs. Popular articles~ the differences
  • Illustrations:

Scholarly – sparsely illustrated with charts, diagrams or appropriate photographs related to the research and has advertisements that appeal to professionals in the field

Popular – heavily illustrated with glossy covers and pictures and contains a lot of advertisements for the general public

So, how can you tell whether an article is scholarly or popular in a database?

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Most databases will give you the option of limiting your search to: Peer reviewed

For example, in InfoTrac OneFile this is how you limit to peer reviewed articles:

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Check the box for limiting to peer reviewed publications. The database will limit the search for you.
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Results of the PsycINFO search:

Any questions? Ask a Librarian!

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