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EnLITen: Scholarly vs. Popular Publications

This is the start of a tutorial to learn the difference between popular magazines and scholarly journals.

After completing this tutorial, you should:

  • Know the difference between a popular and a scholarly periodical
  • Understand the relationship between periodicals in print and on the Web
  • Know what a journal mission statement is and where to find it
  • Be able to identify key factors that tell you whether an article is scholarly
    or not


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