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Writing 10 (Contreras): Scholarly or Popular?

What to Look for in a Scholarly Article

Scholarly Journals


Peer Review

Ulrichs Global Serials Directory

Not sure if an article is scholarly or popular?  Ulrichs has detailed information on more than 300,000 publications.  Enter journal/magazine title in the search box and find your publication.  Then, look for Academic/Scholarly in the Content Type field.

Scholarly or Popular?

Scholarly articles (published in scholarly journals) are reviewed by experts before they are published.

  • Within scholarly journals, you may find different types of articles.  For example, you may be required to find a scholarly article that is an original research article.

Popular articles (published in newspapers, magazines, and other sources) are not reviewed by experts, but may be extensively researched and/or fact-checked, depending on the publication.

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Question #1

Quiz Question #1
Popular & credible: 9 votes (34.62%)
Popular & not credible: 0 votes (0%)
Scholarly & credible: 15 votes (57.69%)
Scholarly & not credible: 2 votes (7.69%)
Total Votes: 26

Question #2

Is this article popular or scholarly?

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Quiz Question #2
Popular & credible: 13 votes (56.52%)
Popular & not credible: 9 votes (39.13%)
Scholarly & credible: 0 votes (0%)
Scholarly & not credible: 1 votes (4.35%)
Total Votes: 23