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Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

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Material Type: Tutorial
Date Added to MERLOT: August 26, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 22, 2014
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Submitter : Susan Frey

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A video presentation on how to distinguish between scholarly and popular journals and magazines.  The author acknowledges that Melinda Brown, Sharon Weiner, Patricia Armstrong and Leslie Foutch, all part of the Heard Library at Vanderbilt, provided editorial support for this tutorial.


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division
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Language: English
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Avatar for Mary Kaye Hooker
2 years ago

Mary Kaye Hooker (Librarian)

Well written and illustrated presentation on the differences between scholarly and popular serials.  It is short enought to keep the attention of students while opening up opportunities to explain more about the gray areas mentioned.

Time spent reviewing site: 5 min

Avatar for Staci Wilson
2 years ago

Staci Wilson (Librarian)

This is a nice, easy to follow video.  The length of the video is appropriate.  It does an excellent job of reviewing key points to consider when reviewing popular vs. scholarly materials.  This is an effective resource to use when working with students.

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Easy to use.  No technical difficulties encountered.  Close captioning for ADA compliance would make this tutorial outstanding.

Time spent reviewing site: 20

Avatar for Samantha Harding
3 years ago

Samantha Harding (Faculty)

Good discussion of source material, could be strengthened by consideration of commercial and educational sites, which are not peer reviewed, but many students will feel should be authoritative.  However, this would make excellent material to provide the basis of a seminar to promote discussion and understanding of scholarly work.

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Very easy to use


Avatar for Dorinne Banks
3 years ago

Dorinne Banks (Librarian)

Topic (Magazine vs. Journal) was explained in a succinct and easy to understand manner.  High school students would greatly benefit.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 min.

Avatar for Amanda Dinscore
4 years ago

Amanda Dinscore (Faculty)

I use video in most of the library instruction classes that I do. I have found it to be very effective and engaging for students. It is very short and helps to break up the class time. I also try to bring actual print periodicals to pass around to enforce the video. Highly recommended!
Used in course

Avatar for Corinne Bishop
4 years ago

Corinne Bishop (Librarian)

Nice video that uses simply, engaging graphics. The content covers key issues students should know about popular versus scholarly sources.

Technical Remarks:

The video displayed without problems. One consideration is that captioning would make content available to students with hearing impairments.
Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Corinne Bishop
4 years ago

Corinne Bishop (Librarian)

Nice video that uses simply, engaging graphics. The content covers key issues students should know about popular versus scholarly sources.

Technical Remarks:

The video displayed without problems. One consideration is that captioning would make content available to students with hearing impairments.
Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Sally Robertson
5 years ago

Sally Robertson (Librarian)

Nice video that explains the differences between scholarly journals and popular magazines.
Used in course

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