|Scholarly Sources||Popular Sources|
|Specific audience||General audience|
|Written by experts in
same or related field
|Written by Journalists
|Layout tends to be plain||Layout tends to be flashy|
|Include references||No references|
|Peer-reviewed by experts||Not peer-reviewed|
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Is a statement fact or opinion?
Example: The 2012 Olympic men's basketball team won the gold medal in London.
Example: The 2012 Olympic men's basketball team is better than the 1992 men's team, who was known as the "dream team".
Philosophy focuses on facts, and attempts to avoid opinion.