Scholarly or peer-reviewed sources are...
Learn more about scholarly articles below:
The best place to find scholarly sources is by searching library databases. This is because the databases contain credible information, it's easy to limit your results to scholarly articles, and many scholarly journals are not free on Google and the open web.
Have a list of references at the end of the text
Often feature an abstract (summary) at the beginning of the article
Always list the author's name
Are detailed and are usually several pages long
Are many times peer-reviewed (or refereed)
Are aimed at scholars in a particular field (biology, history, philosophy, etc.)
Often don't tell you who wrote the article or any of the sources they used
Are usually brief and offer only general or superficial coverage of a topic
Have lots of ads and are usually printed on glossy paper
Are written for a general audience
Are often great sources for current, general information on a topic
Examples include: Time, Newsweek, National Geographic
Scholarly or peer-reviewed articles can often be lengthy and complex. What is the best way to read one?