Instructors often ask students to find “scholarly”, “academic”, or “peer reviewed” sources of information for their research. These terms all refer to the same type of information – sources based on in-depth research, and are considered higher in quality and more reliable for your research.
These sources can range from chapters within books or entire books, or journal articles, but all have common characteristics that can help you recognize that type of information.
You are required to use reliable sources, including books, articles, and websites. How do you know if a source is reliable? Here are a few questions you can ask yourself in order to determine if a source is reliable:
Listed below are a few quick links to resources that will aid you in citing sources.