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

Popular & Scholarly

Has your instructor asked you to use scholarly or academic sources? What is the difference between a "peer reviewed" or scholarly article and a "popular article"? Take a look at the table below to compare scholarly and popular sources. 

What are the differences between a primary source and secondary source? How can you tell if your research is secondary or primary?

These infographics below will help to explain the differences and examples of popular versus scholarly and primary versus secondary sources. 

Scholarly and Popular Sources

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Infographic created by Maggie Murphy & Jenny Dale at UNC-Greensboro LibrariesThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Primary and Secondary Sources