What is a scholarly source?
Scholarly sources (also referred to as academic, peer-reviewed, or refereed sources) are written by experts in a particular field and serve to keep others interested in that field up to date on the most recent research, findings, and news. These resources will provide the most substantial information for your research and papers.
How can I tell if a source is scholarly?
- Are written by and for faculty, researchers or scholars
- Use the language of the discipline
- Are often refereed or peer reviewed by specialists before being accepted for publication
- Include full citations for sources
- Book reviews or editorials are not considered scholarly articles, even when found in scholarly journals
Scholarly vs. Popular Checklist
One-page checklist used to differentiate between popular and scholarly sources