Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Jan 05, 2018 Views: 32638
The term popular press refers to material written for the general public. This is opposed to scholarly material written for an academic or research audience, or trade material written for an industry audience. Most popular press materials are newspaper and magazine articles.
The following table shows examples of popular press, trade, and scholarly materials.
Popular Press (magazines or newspapers)
Scholarly, Peer reviewed
1. On the Walden Library homepage, at the top of the page, click on Start Your Research.
2. In the box on the right, click on the Newspapers & Magazines link.
3. Click the ProQuest Central link in the Search by Topic box.
4. Type your keywords into the search boxes, for example:
First Search Box: healthcare
Second Search Box: privilege
5. Scroll down to the Search Options. Verify the Full Text box is checked.
6. Under More Search Options, in the Source Type box, check Magazines and Newspapers.
7. Click the Search button.
Search tip: By default the database displays the search results by relevance. You may find it useful to view the results by date. Use the Sort button in the left column to change the sort order.
Here is an image of the Sort button:
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