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Scholarly or Popular? - Maple Woods

Find out how tell the difference between scholarly and popular sources.

What's in a name?





These terms may be used interchangeably.

Academic Publications

The purpose of academic publications is to share research and academic discussion among professionals within disciplines.

Academic publications are written by professionals, scholars, and experts in a technical language.

Popular Publications

The purpose of popular publications is to inform and entertain the general public.

Popular publications are written by authors without academic credentials in an easy-to-understand, non-technical language.

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