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Popular vs. Scholarly

Scholarly journal articles:

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  • written by experts in the field
  • aimed at an academic reader
  • making an argument
  • followed by a bibliography

Popular magazine articles:

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  • written by reporters 
  • aimed at the general public

Getting Journal Articles

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