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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 a "peer reviewed" article? Has your instructor asked you to use popular sources like news articles on the internet? Take a look at the table below that 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

Primary and Secondary Sources