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|Its purpose is to inform or entertain||Its aim is to report on scholarly research|
|Articles typically short in length||Longer articles with in-depth analysis|
|Written by a reporter, journalist, or staff writer||Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)|
|Articles are reviewed by editorial staff||Articles are peer-reviewed & critically evaluated by scholars|
|Little or no references are included as support||Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography|
|Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos||Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.|
|Examples: People, National Geographic, Reader's Digest||Examples: Young Children, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review|