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English and Literature: Articles

What is a Scholarly Article?

Scholarly articles are written by experts in the field and, additionally, reviewed by a panel experts in the field.  They tend to include a lot of research and data, and the information in the article is backed up by a list of references. 

Example of a Journal with Scholarly Articles

Popular articles are often written by journalists for a general audience and are not reviewed by experts in the field.  Popular articles rarely include references.

 Example of a Magazine with Popular Articles

 

For more detailed information on what a scholarly article looks like, see the excellent tutorial Anatomy of a Scholarly Article.

 

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