About Scholarly, Trade, & Popular Articles
Use scholarly articles when you need the results of a research study, such as an experiment, survey, focus group, etc. Trade articles are focused on industry-related topics, practical advice, and news related to a profession. Popular articles include those from newspapers and magazines, which focus on current events and human interest stories. They will sometimes also report about a research study, but you need to refer back to the study to get more detailed information.