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Evaluate Information: Popular Magazines vs Scholarly Journals

Use the guidelines in this guide to help you find scholarly and credible websites, periodicals, and other information sources for your research.

Popular Magazines vs Scholarly Journals

The following 3-minute video produced by Vanderbilt University's Peabody Library provides a good overview of the differences beween popular and scholarly periodicals.

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
(Permission received from Research & Learning Services, Olin Library, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY to reproduce and adapt this guide for our  own use.)

Peer Review in 3 Minutes.  A brief video on how articles get peer reviewed and the role peer review plays in scholarly research and publication. (Produced by the North Carolina State University Library.)


How to Read a Scholarly Article