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PSYC 140 - Westra - Longview

Information accompanies library instruction session

Differences between scholarly and popular journals

Popular Journals

- Informs and entertains
- Authors may not have academic
               credentials
- Language is easy-to-understand
               and non-technical.
- Pages are colorful with photos
- Advertisements will be found

Scholarly Journals

- Purpose is to share research among   
           professionals within disciplines
- Written by professionals & scholars
- Language is technical
- Includes charts and statistics
- Includes a bibliography or references
- Normally no advertisements