Skip to Main Content
Ekstrom Library

COMM 460/510 - Smith-Jones: Home

Welcome to Ekstrom Library!

Your Assignment

Analysis and criticism paper with at least 10 sources; can include both scholarly and popular sources

Scholarly & Popular Sources for Research


Take a look at the two articles above, one scholarly and one popular, on how Beyonce appeals to and engages with her audience through her visual album Lemonade.

Work with your group to answer:

  1. Which article is scholarly and which is popular, and how (specifically) do you know?
  2. What are the strengths and limitations of scholarly articles for your research? What are the strengths and limitations of popular sources (like this one or other popular sources like news, websites, social media) for your research? Brainstorm 2-3 strengths and limitations for each source type with your group. Post your responses here.



Profile Photo
Amber Willenborg