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FYS 100 -- Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Film -- Fall 2017: Scholarly Research

Scholarly, Popular, or Trade?

Different types of publications have different purposes and different audiences. When we talk about journals and magazines, we can usually divide these publications into three categories: 

  • scholarly
  • popular
  • trade

One very important difference between scholarly journals and other types of publications is peer review. Watch Peer Review in Five Minutes to learn what this means and why it's important to your research.

Video: Scholarly Research

Scholarly vs. Popular

How do you know if an article you've found in a database is from a scholarly journal? Consult this table: