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Geography 102H

Scholarly articles: finding and citing.

Science Information Communication

Scholarly v. Popular

Scholarly (Academic, Peer-Reviewed) Journal Articles

  • Written by experts, researchers, professors

  • Technical language of the discipline

  • Report results of experiments or research

  • Lengthy

  • Reviewed by a panel of expert peers – “peer reviewed” - prior to publication

  • Sources are cited and references included

  • Written to share new knowledge with other specialists in the field of study

Popular Articles

  • Written by journalists or generalists

  • Aimed at general readers

  • Relatively short

  • Non-scientific/scholarly language

  • One editor – no peer review

  • Potentially color illustrations and photos

  • No citations or references