Understanding the formats of sources, and the purposes of each format, can help you determine whether you should use the information for a research paper. "Scholarly" sources are most often required for college research. You can remind yourself of the features of scholarly journal articles by reviewing the information below.
Remember, all categories of sources can be found in print and digital media. There are both print and digital collections of popular, trade and scholarly sources. The place (for example, a library or a computer) you find a source does not necessarily define the type of source it is.
"Anatomy of a Scholarly Article" by Andreas Orphanides is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - Share Alike 3.0 United States License.