Brandel Library

GS 2050: Tech for Professional Development

Scholarly Sources

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Tips and Tricks:

When using both of these databases, select "NEWS, MAGAZINE, TRADE" under Format.

Try some different keywords and phrases:

free community college

college tuition programs

college finance and graduation rate

Scholarly VS Popular

Use the following criteria to decide if a publication is popular or scholarly.

Scholarly journal articles are generally:

  • written by experts in the field for an informed reader
  • followed by a bibliography
  • include the credentials of the author (s)

Popular magazine articles are often:

  • written by staff reporters
  • shorter in length
  • aimed at the general public
  • Example: Time Magazine