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ESL 0093 - Academic Reading: Types of Periodicals

Academic Research

It's important to understand acceptable sources for each assignment.  For research papers only scholarly (sometimes called academic or peer-reviewed) journals are preferred. Popular magazines may add interesting examples to your academic writing and should be cited, but are not considered acceptable sources for annotated bibliographies. Newspapers such as The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal may be ok depending on the assignment. Always know what your professor will accept!

Scholarly or Popular?

Scholarly/Pop chart