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TRIO SSS: Source Types

This guide contains resources specific to the needs of TRIO students enrolled in the Steps to Success TRIO curriculum.

Scholarly and Popular Sources

Has your instructor asked you to use scholarly or academic sources? What is a "peer reviewed" article? Peer reviewed articles are a type of scholarly or academic article that has been reviewed by other professionals in the field.

Has your instructor also said to look at news articles, credible websites, or even blogs for your research? Take a look at the table below that compare scholarly sources and popular sources, like websites or news articles:

Primary and Secondary Sources