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Library Sources, Credibility & Finding the Good Stuff: Source Types

Finding credible resources through library databases and evaluating the quality of information you find anywhere.

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