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Writing 10 (Lee, Spring 2023)

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Vanderbilt University, Peabody Library, 3:12

Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly

graphic of scholarly and non-scholarly sources

from video "Scholarly vs non-scholarly sources - academic resources Research ready" (1:58) from Southern Cross University Library

Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Characteristics

Scholarly Non-Scholarly aka Popular
can include articles and books can include articles, books, and many other information sources from blogs to government publications
Scholarly articles are also referred to as peer-reviewed or refereed articles.  These are a sub-set of scholarly articles. sources that are non-scholarly can still be useful and credible
Scholarly books are often produced by university presses (e.g. University of California Press) or other publishers focused on academic literature produced by a variety of individuals and organizations from reputable organizations to self-publishers
include citations, usually extensive (lots!) citations may or may not be included
written by and for faculty, researchers or scholars (research-focused) written for a variety of audiences

Are these Scholarly Sources?

Question #1: Is this resource scholarly? "The carbon footprint of the carbon feedstock CO2"

Yes: 76 votes (95%)
No: 4 votes (5%)
Total Votes: 80

Question #2: Is this resource scholarly? Financial Education Initiative, What We're Reading

Yes: 16 votes (20%)
No: 64 votes (80%)
Total Votes: 80

Question #3: Is this resource scholarly? The Marginalization of Women in Obstetrics.

Yes: 90 votes (90%)
No: 10 votes (10%)
Total Votes: 100