Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines

Scholarly journals are concerned with academic study and contain research. They often use a process of peer review prior to publishing an article, whereby other scholars in the author's field or specialty critically assess a draft of the article. These journals are "peer-reviewed" or "refereed." Articles in scholarly or peer-reviewed journals cite their sources in footnotes or bibliographies.

To determine whether or not a journal is peer-reviewed, you can look it up in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (shelved at the Reference Desk).

In many Online Periodicals Indexes, you can search for articles in peer-reviewed journals only.

Popular magazines are written for the general public and reflect their tastes and intelligence-level. Magazines can contain substantive news, articles concerning current events, or other topics of general interest.



 
 
 
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Nicole is the first Reddie to be a finalist for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Woman of the Year. As a student she was actively involved in Henderson television and radio stations, and volunteered in the campus newspaper, The Oracle. When home in Zimbabwe, she likes to give motivational speeches to the youths on how to better their lives through sports.
 

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Nicole HornBachelor of Arts - Mass Media, 2011
 
 
 
 
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