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VIC119: Myths and Legends in Modern Contexts

Which Article is Scholarly?


Below are links to four articles on literary topics. In groups of two or three, evaluate each to determine which is scholarly, which is reliable but not scholarly (peer reviewed), and which is popular.

Do not try to read the entire article. Instead, scan each article with the criteria for distinguishing scholarly from popular publications in mind.

Focus on the first and last pages of each article. Record your judgement on the print handout, along with the reason(s) why you identified an article as scholarly or popular.

For each article, download the PDF (if available) to see what the print equivalent looks like.


created by: Colin Deinhardt | updated: 18 September 2018