What's the difference between a scholarly and a popular article?


"Scholarly" and "popular" are terms used to describe an article's content, purpose, audience and more.

Popular articles are useful for getting ideas for a topic or for background information. Typically, however, you should support your arguments by citing scholarly articles, which contain original research written by experts.

Learn more about the major differences between scholarly and popular sources.



  • Last Updated Nov 02, 2017
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  • Answered By Tina Bebbington

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