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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 popular to scholarly.  Each source will go somewhere on this Scholarly Scale:

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Popular                                                              Mid-level                                                              Scholarly
Ex.:  magazine & newspaper articles                                                                                         Ex.: academic journal articles

.Where on the Scholarly Scale 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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