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Scholarly & Popular Sources video

Carnegie Vincent Library. "Scholarly and Popular Sources." YouTube. YouTube, 22 Mar. 2013. Web. 22 Oct. 2014.

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What is the Difference Between Scholarly & Popular Articles?

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

  Scholarly Articles Popular Articles
Examples Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Nursing Ethics, Engineering Studies Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair
Purpose In-depth and subject specific, often contains original research Provide general information for the public
Author Scholar or subject specialist, provides credentials Journalist, non-subject specialist paid for content
Audience Scholars, researchers and students General public
Language Specialized terminology General vocabulary
Images Few photos & ads More photos & ads
Accountability Peer-reviewed and fact checked by experts in the field Reviewed by editorial staff (not subject specialists)
References Required Generally not listed
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