Friday, November 9, 2012

Featured Online Resources: Tutorials on Popular vs. Scholarly Articles

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals Tutorial from Vanderbilt University's Peabody Library

Are you working on a paper and your professor told you could only use scholarly journal articles?  Are you unsure what a scholarly journal article is?  Well you are in luck!  This week’s Featured Online Resource covers the topic of the difference between popular vs. scholarly articles.  Two tutorials have been selected to showcase the difference between popular and scholarly articles.  The first is from Cooperative Library Instruction Project (CLIP) at Western Oregon University and the second is from Vanderbilt University's Peabody Library.  Both tutorials provide a great introduction to and explanation of the differences between popular and scholarly articles. 

Once you understand the difference between the two types of resources, you can utilize the library’s new OneSearch searching option to find articles on your topic.  OneSearch allows you to select articles that are Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) right from the search box on the main screen of the library.

If you need additional assistance with understanding popular vs. scholarly sources, please stop by the Reference Desk. 

A librarian is available at the Reference Desk:

  • Sunday: 1 – 5 pm and 6 – 9 pm
  • Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm and 6 – 9 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

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