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Popular v. Scholarly

For each question, identify whether the description best suits a popular or a scholarly article.

Language and writing style are easy to use and understand, so this is an article from a popular magazine.
Persistence of Coffea arabica and its relationship with the structure, species diversity and composition of a secondary forest in Brazil: 0 votes (0%)
America's Long Overdue Awakening to Systemic Racism: 1 votes (50%)
Crowds gather at Supreme Court to remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 1 votes (50%)
Total Votes: 2
There are numerous sources listed at the end of the article, in a bibliography or reference list.
Popular articles: 0 votes (0%)
Scholarly articles: 3 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 3
What does peer-review mean?
My classmate looked over my paper and it's ready to be submitted to my professor.: 0 votes (0%)
It's a process where instead of an editor reviewing the writing, the paper is scrutinized by several experts in the field to evaluate the quality and significance of the research.: 1 votes (100%)
An unbiased sampling process for qualitative research that involves researching a group of peers.: 0 votes (0%)
An academic version of a popularity contest.: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
Scholarly articles tend to be
broad focus and short in length.: 0 votes (0%)
a short article with a very narrow focus.: 0 votes (0%)
all over the place and super long.: 0 votes (0%)
narrow in focus and long in length.: 1 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 1
The authors are experts in a specific field for which they are writing. The audience for their work usually consists of scholars, practitioners, and professionals in the field.
Scholarly: 1 votes (100%)
Popular: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
The language and writing style use technical language or jargon.
Scholarly: 1 votes (100%)
Popular: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
This is an example of an academic book publisher.
Penguin/Random House: 0 votes (0%)
Harper Collins: 0 votes (0%)
Harvard University Press: 1 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 1
The author is an expert scholar in the law.
Trevor Noah: 0 votes (0%)
May-Britt Moser: 0 votes (0%)
Sonia Sotomayor: 1 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 1
This has lots of advertisements and is a popular national newspaper.
Chicago Tribune: 0 votes (0%)
Newsweek: 1 votes (100%)
Medline Plus: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone are examples of
Newspapers: 2 votes (50%)
Journals: 1 votes (25%)
Magazines: 1 votes (25%)
Web page: 0 votes (0%)
Book: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 4
Houston Chronicle, The New York Times, and Chicago Tribune are examples of
Book: 0 votes (0%)
Web Page: 0 votes (0%)
Magazines: 0 votes (0%)
Newspapers: 1 votes (100%)
Academic Journals: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
Economic Review, Science, Journal of Accounting Research, and Leadership Quarterly
Book: 0 votes (0%)
Academic Journlas: 1 votes (100%)
Web pages: 0 votes (0%)
Magazine: 0 votes (0%)
Newspaper: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
Routledge, Cambridge University Press, Oxford UP, Sage and Wiley are examples of
Popular book publishers: 0 votes (0%)
Academic Book Publishers: 1 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 1
Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, McMillan, and Simon and Schuster are examples of
Popular Book Publishers: 1 votes (100%)
Academic Book Publishers: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
Magazines are published
daily: 0 votes (0%)
weekly: 1 votes (100%)
monthly: 0 votes (0%)
annually: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
Newspapers are usually published
daily: 1 votes (100%)
weekly: 0 votes (0%)
monthly: 0 votes (0%)
annually: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
Academic Journals are published
annually: 0 votes (0%)
weekly: 0 votes (0%)
quarterly: 1 votes (100%)
monthly: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1

Cover: The casing of the book. It will include the title and author on the front and spine. Typically covers are made with a harder material that the inner pages: cardboard, cardstock paper, leather, or fabric. 

Title Page: The book's title and all the authors' names will be listed. You will also find the publisher and place of publication listed at the bottom.

Verso: Meaning "on the turn side of the page"; found on the other side of the title page. You will find the copyright and publication dates. Hint: This is also a great place to find subject headings given to the book by the Library of Congress; great keywords!

Table of Contents: A list of Chapter headings and subheadings with the page number.

List of Diagrams, Charts, Photos, or Illustrations: Found in technical books, an additional contents list offers pages for figures found throughout the books.

Foreword: Generally it is written by someone other than the author as an introduction to the subject in the book.

Acknowledgments: This is where the author gives thanks to all those who have helped him or her write the book.

Preface: Written by the author, the preface introduces you to the author's thesis or argument for the book. It will give you an idea about the author's bias and the level of research conducted.

Chapters: Books are generally broken up into sections, or chapters, to organize the thoughts, into manageable subtopics, stories, or arguments.

Afterword: Extra information on the book's topic included at the back of the book.

Notes and Appendices: Additional information, charts, resources to support the information in the main areas of the book

Bibliography: Lists of resources the author used in his or her research for the book.

Glossary: A list of terms found at the back of the book. It is organized in alphabetical order with definitions for each term; like a dictionary.

Index: Found at the back of the book, the index is a detailed list of topics, people, places, and other significant terms found throughout the book. It is organized in alphabetical order and includes the page(s) where you will find that information. This is a great place to search for your keywords to evaluate how helpful the book may be for your research.

Author's Biography: Information about the author's professional life.

Grab your favorite book or a book that is easy to locate. Preferably, it should be an academic book, but any book will do. Share your book with us.

Locate these main parts:

1. Title page

2. Verso/-Copyright Information. subject terms/key words

3. Table of Contents

4. Index

When it comes to electronic books, the parts are not as easy to notice.  Let's check out this example.

Let's look at these journal articles.  Locate the main parts of each journal article.  The format is slightly different by discipline.

Professional Associations and Resources

Associations are a good source of:

  • Current news in the field
  • Journal information
  • Policy information
  • Professional ethics and standards
  • Research data
  • Links to related resources
  • Conference information

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