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English Research Guide

Scholarly and Popular Sources

Video by McMaster Libraries Published on Apr 24, 2015. This helpful video by McMaster University Library explains the difference between popular and scholarly sources.


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Search Journals, popular magazines, trade journals, newspapers and more by using our One Search tool that searches many databases at one time. If you would like to search an individual database such as: Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Ethnic NewsWatch or Literature Resource Center you can go to our A-Z list of databases and find the one that specializes in your topic area.


Here are some direct links to our most popular databases: