Scholarly VS. Popular Journals: When to Use
Use Scholarly Journals When
- Use books for background or comprehensive information on your topic.
- Use journal or magazine articles for more specific and more current information.
- Use audiovisuals/media and the Internet to supplement other resources.
Use Popular Magazines When
- You are not sure what your topic will be.
- You do not know very much about the topic.
- You need background information about original research.