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Scholarly and Popular articles: Do you know the difference? Most college work requires scholarly publications, materials written by content specialists, often containing research.
This YouTube video created by Cornell University outlines how to distinguish between the two types of materials.
Popular articles are found in magazines and newspapers. Time and People are good examples. Articles in these publications are written by journalists and are intended for general readers.
Scholarly articles are found mostly in journals. Titles like the Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Dentistry for Children are examples. Articles in these publications are written by experts, people with degrees in the field of study. Often these journals are peer-reviewed, meaning a group of content specialists in the field (peers) reviewed the articles prior to publication to verify the authenticity of the work.
There is one more category of magazines/journals sometimes referred to as commentary sources. These are materials written by academics and scholars, but are not research based. Examples include Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, and Commonwealth. Here you'll find commentaries on issues of the day. Consult these sources when you want intelligent analysis, but not necessarily research on a topic.
Make sure you know what your assignment requires.
Lexis/Nexis Academic- In the Search by Subject or Topic, under News, select Broadcast Transcripts You'll be able to view television, radio, and political transcripts.
Search these databases using
EbscoHost This database contains the full-text of more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study.
Newpaper Source from EBSCOHOST: Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national and international newspapers, and selective full text for more than 370 regional newspapers. Includes full-text television & radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
Google Scholar contains books, articles and other academic documents. Use Google Scholar as a supplement to the resources available through Osterlin Library. Many items are full-text in Google Scholar, but not all! When you locate an item in Google Scholar not available in full-text, consult these sources to determine if it is available through Osterlin:
1-iLink (Library Catalog) for books and documents
2-Osterlin Library Journal List for journal and magazine articles
If the item you want is not available through Osterlin it can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan, a lending service among libraries.