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Popular and Scholarly Articles
|Will traditionally appear in magazines, newspapers, and trade publications
||Will traditionally appear in journals
|Will sometimes see pictures or advertisements
||No advertisements, usually charts and graphs detailing data
|Written for a general audience
||Written for scholars, researchers, or students in that field
Scholarly V. Popular
Watch a quick tutorial on the difference between scholarly and popular articles
Where Do I Find Articles?
- The databases (see next tab) hold a collection of articles, including peer-reviewed journal articles.
- Google Scholar will also hold a collection of articles. If you use the link provided through the library, Google Scholar can link to the full text of the article
- Never put in your entire research question when you search
- Break up your search into keywords
- Write down several different possibilities for searching
- You will need to search different terms and combinations - there is no such thing as a perfect search