During the research process, you will most likely encounter articles that come from two different
sources: popular magazines and scholarly journals. While
popular magazine articles are sometimes acceptable sources for research
assignments, many instructors expect you to use scholarly journal
articles. Being familiar with the differences between scholarly journal
articles and popular magazine articles will help you evaluate articles
for your assignments.
In choosing between using articles from popular magazines or scholarly journals, consider their differences in terms of:
- article organization,
- intende audience, and
- research sources.