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Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

posted on February 3rd, 2017

Scholarly Criteria

Please review the following guide on what constitutes a scholarly source: Determine if a source is scholarly.


Review the following 4 sources in class, and assign them a rank from 1 (popular, non scholarly) to 5 (highly scholarly)

  1. Smith, Suzanne E. Dancing in the street: Motown and the cultural politics of Detroit. Harvard University Press, 2009.
  2. Browne, Kimasi L. “Brenda Holloway: Los Angeles’s Contribution to Motown.” California Soul: Music of African Americans in the West (1998): 321-351.
  3. https://goo.gl/UbSZfc
  4. Starr, Larry, and Christopher Alan Waterman. American popular music from minstrelsy to MP3. Oxford University Press, USA, 2010.
  5. Landau, Jon. “The Motown Story.” Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone, 13 May 1971. Web. 03 Feb. 2017.