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Threshold Concepts: Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Popular & Scholarly

Resource guide for faculty, librarians, and administrators on the new framework for information literacy for higher educaiton.


Learn to differentiate between popular and scholarly sources use them appropriately in your research.

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Popular vs. Scholarly


Popular & Scholarly Activity

Compare articles in popular magazines with scholarly journals.  Compare articles on the same topic published in a popular magazine and a scholarly journal. Compare content, style, purpose, bias, audience, authority, scope, accuracy, and style of presentation.