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Core RW 1299

This guide accompanies the library session in the Research-based Writing 1299 course.

Publication types: Scholarly, Trade, Popular

Identifying differences between scholarly, trade, and popular publications helps to select the proper resources for research.

Chart of Publication Types

Chart describing characteristics of each publication type: scholarly, trade, popular. An accessible version is below as a Word document file.

Example of Each Publication Type

See what each of these publication types looks like.

Evaluating Articles

In-class Activity:

Look at the detailed record and the full-text PDF of each article linked below. Use the chart above to help determine if the article is from a scholarly, trade, or popular journal.