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Evaluating Resources Guide

Popular

                                                   Popular Sources                                                                              

Example

Time Magazine

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Content

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
Authors

Journalists or staff writers

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

Academic Search Complete

Uses

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