Reference and Instructional Services Department

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

Books, Web pages, and articles can be either scholarly or popular in nature. Often, the assignment will require the use of scholarly resources to complete a writing project, or a combination of scholarly and popular resources.

Here are some of the characteristics of popular and scholarly resources:

characteristics

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