Vanderbilt University, Peabody Library, 3:12
Popular articles from credible sources are considered "Serious, not Scholarly". They are published in magazines like Newsweek, Time, The New Yorker, etc. They can also be found in newspapers and reference sources.
The Boxcar Children and the Spirit of Capitalism
Review articles are written to bring together and summarize the results/conclusions from multiple original research articles/studies. They will not usually have a methodology section, and they generally have very extensive bibliographies.
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.
Are these articles popular? Scholarly? Literature reviews? How can you tell?
Original research articles are based on extensive research and study. They are part of a scholarly conversation, and as such, they comment on and extend or refute other arguments. They have been selected for inclusion in the journals where they appear by experts in that particular field.
Often search tools have limiters so you can narrow to Scholarly journal articles.
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Others database may not have this obvious feature e.g. Web of Science which only includes scholarly journal articles. It assumes that the searcher knows its limit for Articles represents Scholarly articles.
Even though the journals are scholarly not all citations will take you to are peer-reviewed articles. For example, editorials may be included. Though an editorial may be available in a scholarly journal it is not a peer-reviewed article. Look for other limits to eliminate results such as editorials, book reviews, news items, and corrections.