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Rural Sociology

Popular vs. Scholary Information

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Popular vs. Scholarly Information

Use these Library Web sites to learn about the differences between popular and scholarly sources:

You should be able to explain differences in the following areas:

  • publisher
  • authors
  • appearance
  • documentation: citations/footnotes
  • length
  • publication title
  • audience
  • advertisements
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