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ENG 1000 Introduction to Academic Writing - Spring 2022
Written by journalists, professional writers, or bloggers. The authors' credentials are not readily apparent.
Written for the average reader
Written to be easily understandable to a wide audience
Usually without formal citations
Colorful images and advertisements present
Websites, blogs, newspapers. These can also found in databases such as Lexis Nexis Academic, Newspaper Source, and MagPortal
Popular Journals do not use a peer-review process.
Written by academics, professors and experts. The author’s credentials are usually provided.
Written for professionals, professors, college and graduate students
More difficult language and jargon
Citations and a bibliography or works cited page will be provided
No advertisements, no or few images
Often found in library databases such as Academic Search Complete, PsycINFO, ERIC, and JSTOR
Articles are peer reviewed. Scholarly journals only publish articles after they have gone through a peer-review process where other experts in the field confirm the accuracy of research methodology and findings.
Examples of Popular Publications:
Examples of Scholarly Publications:
The New Yorker
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Journal of School Nursing
Contemporary Justice Review
Did You Know?
You can limit your search to scholarly articles by checking the "peer-reviewed articles" filter before or after you search in a library database.