Also called: Scholarly Journals, Academic Journals, Peer-Reviewed
Use the following criteria to determine whether an article is scholarly.
|Audience||Scholars, researchers, professors, students.|
|Author||Professionals, experts in the field. Credentials are listed in the article.|
|Length||Usually lengthy, often over 10 pages long.|
|Citations||Many detailed citations.|
|Refereed||Yes; Articles go through a peer-review process where they are critiqued by other experts in the field before they are published.|
Tip: Remember to keep track of all the citation information for every source you plan to use, even if you just copy / paste the information for later use.
Tip: What to record? Title(s), Author(s), Source, Publication Date, Volume number, Issue number, Pages used, Medium of publication (print, online, etc.).
Also called: Newspapers, Magazines, Trade Magazines
Use the following criteria to determine whether an article is popular.
|Author||Varies, but typically journalists, staff writers, 'guest' experts. May not be signed.
|Content||Non-technical, entertainment, news. May report on original research (such as breaking medical research)
|Length||Usually short, 1-5 pages.
|Citations||No, incomplete, or very few citations.