Scholarly vs. Popular

Submitted by Jennifer Masunaga on July 14th, 2015
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Short Description: 

This assignment is meant to illustrate the differences between scholarly and popular information sources by presenting students with information on the topic of "fracking" from four different resources: a scholarly article, a magazine, a newspaper and a website. It introduces the idea that information can be presented in different formats depending on the context and information need.

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Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this activity, students should… • Be able to compare and contrast four different types of information sources • Recognize differences between scholarly and non-scholarly articles. • Recognize the importance of authorship

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Masunaga, Jennifer. "Scholarly vs. Popular ." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2015.