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Library Research 101: What is a Scholarly Source?

What is a Scholarly Source?

You will often hear your professors say, use scholarly sources. But what does that mean?

What is a Scholarly Article? from Kimbel Library on Vimeo.


Things to remember from the video!
A scholarly article has the following characteristics:

  • High Quality Information
  • Gone through the peer review process
  • Often solve problems
  • Formatted in Sections (Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Conclusion, References)