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Different types of publications have different purposes and different audiences. When we talk about journals, we can usually divide these publications into three broad categories: scholarly, popular, and trade publications.
|Scholarly Articles||Popular Articles||Trade Articles|
|Purpose||Informs and reports on original research done by scholars and experts in the field.||Entertains and informs a general audience without providing in-depth analysis.||Reports on industry trends and new products or techniques useful to people in a trade or business.|
|Authors||Articles are written by subject specialists and experts in the field.||Articles are written by journalists, freelance writers, or an editorial staff.||Articles are written by specialists in a certain field or industry.|
|Audience||Intended for a limited audience - researchers, scholars, and experts.||Intended for a broad segment of the population, appealing to non-specialists.||
Intended for practitioners in a particular profession, business, or industry.
chart courtesy of Kristina De Voe at Temple University Libraries
Use this example to help you understand the citation elements of a journal article.
MLA is the research tool for literature. The MLAIB:
Use subject headings to determine what the material is covering. Subject headings are the key to organizing your search strategy.
JSTOR contains full-text articles, books, pamphlets, & reviews from a wide range of disciplines, including language & literature. JSTOR: