Popular vs. Scholarly:
The next thing to consider when evaluating an information source is who the general audience for the material would be. In other words, who is it written by and who is it written for? This concept can be applied to all formats of information, from journal and magazine articles, to books, to web pages.
- Popular sources of information are meant for a general audience, who are not necessarily experts in the field. They are presented in such a way that anyone can get a general idea of the information being presented.
- Scholarly sources of information are meant for a more specialized audience of experts in the field.
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