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A guide to introduce how to find journal articles more effectively

Scholarly Journals vs Popular Magazines

Scholarly Journals and Popular Magazines are two major types of periodicals that you will encounter when doing your research assignment. Understanding the characteristics and differences between the two will help you evaluate and select suitable resources for your works! 

In general, 

  • Popular sources, such as popular magazines, help you build an understanding of a topic
  • Scholarly sources, such as scholarly journals, help you further develop an academic argument for your research

Read the infographic to learn what these two types of materials are and how to use them appropriately. 

Visit this guide to learn more about scholarly and popular sources.