Q. How can I find a scholarly journal article and a popular magazine article on the same topic?
Answered By: Beth Juhl Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016 Views: 107
A good place to start is ProQuest Central or Ebsco Academic Search Complete. These databases index a mix of popular magazines and scholarly journals; many articles can be found full-text in the databases.
In all these databases, you can limit your search to scholarly or peer-reviewed journals. If you choose the scholarly limit, your will omit articles from more popular magazines such as Time or People.
Once you have input a search and have a list of articles, you may also have the option to limit your results to show only popular, trade, or academic publications.
Need help distinguishing a peer-reviewed journal from a popular or trade publication? View our tip sheet on peer-reviewed journals.
Keep in mind: "peer-reviewed" is a label applied to the entire journal. Even a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal might contain some articles, such as editorials or news columns, that have not been through a rigorous peer-review process.