Answered By: Chris Sheetz
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017     Views: 128

"Academic"  "Scholarly"  "Peer Reviewed"  

These are words used to describe the types of sources you may be required to use in college.

Here is a quick checklist of criteria to help you determine if a resource is academic or scholarly:

  • Author and author's affiliation are always listed.
  • Article uses technical, specialized vocabulary.
  • Article reports on experiments, studies or literature reviews.
  • Article uses graphs, tables, data.
  • Article always includes footnotes or citations.

See the LibGuide linked below for more details on determining what type of source you have.

Find Articles

Use the OneSearch box on the Library's home page. Consider limiting to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) by using the checkbox on the left hand side of the results list. For more details on Finding Articles, see the LibGuide linked below.


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