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2 c. Scholarly vs. popular articles

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Created by Hartness Library, Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College

Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Popular Magazines

Scholarly journals and popular magazines are two types of periodicals that you will encounter when searching for articles for your research assignment. Understanding the differences between the two types of periodicals will help you evaluate and select appropriate articles for your assignment. Read the infographic below to learn about the major differences between these two types of periiodicals and when it is best to use scholarly or popular articles.

For a larger view of this infographic, click here.

Infographic reused from Find Journal Articles guide, with permission from Pao Yue-kong Library, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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