Research Guide for

CHEM 1000/1001 Real World Chemistry (Kaintz)

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Is it Popular or Not?

How can we tell if an article is from a popular science magazine, or from a scholarly journal?

Popular magazines tend to be very readable, not contain much jargon or technical terms, and often have a story or narrative that accompanies the article. They tend to summarize or review the results of one or more studies rather than conducting their own research.

Examples: National Geographic, Popular Science, New Scientist, etc.

Scholarly journals often have very dense writing with lots of jargon or tehcnical terms, and the articles in them are usually original studies.

Examples: Journal of Applied Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Behavioral Science, etc.

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