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Public School Academy Guide: Differences between Scholarly and Popular Articles

Scholarly and Popular

You will find both Scholarly and Popular articles in many of the library's databases.  Although there are times when drawing on  popular literature during research is acceptable, successful research papers will incorporate scholarly material as well.

It is important to understand the difference between a popular and scholarly periodical.

Use the chart below to help you differentiate between the types of articles found in Scholarly Journals and Popular Magazines.