How do you find scholarly sources?
Other Sources for Scholarly ResourcesLook for publications from a professional organization.Use databases such as JSTOR that contain only scholarly sources.Use databases such as Academic Search Complete or other EBSCO databases that allow you to choose “peer-reviewed journals”.
What is a popular media source?
Popular sources — intended for a general audience of readers, they are written typically to entertain, inform, or persuade. Popular sources help you answer who, what, when, and where questions and are essential for finding information about current events or issues.
What is a professional source?
Trade or professional sources are written for an audience of professionals in the field. They may resemble scholarly journal articles or popular magazine / newspaper articles. Some library databases will include scholarly, popular, and trade sources, so you’ll want to be able to tell the difference between the three.
How do I find popular articles?
Popular articles can be found in general interest publications like newspaper and magazines. While they are not scholarly, popular articles from respected publications can provide excellent background information as well as stories, opinion pieces, images, and more personal points of view on a topic.