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HIST 122: American History Since 1877: Popular and Scholarly Sources

Scholarly and Popular Materials (NCSU Libraries)

When conducting research it is important to distinguish between journal articles and magazine articles. Journal articles are typically referred to as "scholarly," while magazine articles are usually considered "popular". A third category, "trade" magazines or journals, are written for professionals in a particular field but are not strictly research related. Additional criteria to consider when differentiating between journals and magazines are on this linked page from the Libraries at North Carolina State University.

    The Western Historical Quarterly Book July 1973, Vol. IV, No. 3     image