HIST 1000: Empires in History
Scholarly or Popular?
Use the following criteria to decide if a publication is popular or scholarly.
|Author||Expert in the field, credentials and affilated university listed||Journalist, freelance writer or staff writers|
|Length of article||Longer more detailed content||Shorter articles giving a brief overview|
|Intended audience||Researchers, experts in the field||General Public|
|Layout||Includes an abstract, footnotes, list of citations.||Does not follow a standard format, often a simple title|
|Images||Charts, graphs, tables of data||Colorful, eye catching photos|
|Vocabulary||Specialized terminology, need extensive knowlege of discipline to understand text||Written at the level to be understood by the general public|
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Scholarly vs. Popular
This video explains the difference between scholarly and popular publications.