Figuring out whether or not an article is scholarly/academic or popular can be tricky. Here are some clues to help you out.
Clues that is might be scholarly:
Clues that it might be academic, but not scholarly:
Clues that it might be popular:
|Scholarly||Not Scholarly||Credible, but not Scholarly|
|Journal of Environmental Science||National Geographic,
New York Times
|University websites (.edu)|
|Ecology Journal||CNN, Fox News, PNJ||Government Agencies (.gov)|
|Nature Research||Forbes||Professional Organization websites
Still not sure? Ask a librarian for help!
Locate a database from the list to the right (e.g., Environmental Science Collection--ProQuest)
Search the database with keywords using filters to limit dates, types of resources, other terms, etc.
Use the full text links (pdf versions are preferred) within the database to view article
Use or to link to full text articles available in other databases