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Evaluating Resources Guide


                                                   Popular Sources                                                                              


Time Magazine

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Current events and news; General information with purpose to entertain or inform; Analyzes of popular culture; Secondary account of someone else's research that may include opinion

Language Easily understandable, non-technical language; Written for the layperson

Journalists or staff writers

References References are rarely included.
Editors Work for the publisher
Publishers Commercial publishers
Example Databases

Academic Search Complete


Learn about a topic broadly, general knowledge, pop culture, current events