Answered By: Gabe [Research & Writing Studio] Last Updated: Feb 16, 2018 Views: 1846
Popular sources tend to be the type of source many of us are most familiar with, including news articles, magazines, and much of the content found on Internet sites.
Here is a table describing the difference between popular and scholarly sources.
Popular and Scholarly Sources
Many of the assignments for your courses may ask you to use specific sources or types of sources such as popular magazine articles or scholarly or professional journal articles. There are some basic ways that you can identify these types of periodicals.
If you would like to know how to search for popular sources in the Western Libraries' databases contact a librarian using the information provided on the right.