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ENGL 201 - Markossian - Spring 2024: Find Articles

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NON-Narrated Scholarly vs Popular Sources Google Slides

QUIZ for Scholarly vs Popular Sources Presentation

Popular vs. Scholarly

What are the differences between a popular magazine/newspaper article vs. a scholarly article? Review this handout to get a better understanding!

Search Tips


  • If you’re not finding anything with your chosen keywords, try searching synonyms, related words, or different forms of the same word.
  • When you find an article, take a look at its Subject terms or Descriptors. By clicking on a Subject term, the database will search for other similar sources.
  • You can also use quotation marks ("  ") to specificially search a phrase.  This helps to further limit your searches; for example, if you type in the words air pollution, the database will look for any result with the word air and any with the word pollution, but if you search "air pollution" the database will look for that combination of words together.
  • By using an asterisk ( * ), a.k.a TRUNCATION, it tells the system to search for any word that begins with the letters before the asterisk; for example, imag* tells the computer to look for imageimagesimagineimaging, etc.