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How To...Identify Scholarly Information

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How To...Identify Scholarly Information

In college classes, you may be required to use scholarly information.  Sources of information can range from being not scholarly, to very scholarly, to somewhere in the middle.  Each source will go somewhere on this Scale of Scholarliness:

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Least Scholarly                                              Mid-level                                               Most Scholarly
     Ex.:  children's books                                         Ex.: magazine & newspaper articles                          Ex.: academic journal articles

.Where on the Scale of Scholarliness does your source fall?
To make your determination, consider the six things listed below.  Click on each box to learn more.

Author Credentials Audience purpose
Publisher Editing/Review References

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