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ENG 151 Info Lit

Guide for Elizabeth's ENG 151 info lit session

Popular vs. Scholarly

Knowing more about your source can help you evaluate it. Is it a popular source with background information meant for the general public? Or is it a scholarly source that was written by an expert on the subject and published by a peer-reviewed journal?

Table showing the differences between popular and scholarly sources

Scholarly Source - example

Scholarly Article Behind a Paywall (open internet)

Popular Source - example

 

Popular Article Behind a Paywall