What is a scholarly source?
Scholarly sources are
What is a peer-reviewed source?
A peer-reviewed source has been reviewed and approved by one or more individuals who have expertise in the topic. This process is intended to ensure that only high quality, methodologically sound information is presented.
How can I find scholarly or peer-reviewed sources?
How do I know I've found a scholarly and/or peer-reviewed source?
If you aren't sure, take a look at the Anatomy of a Scholarly Article from North Carolina State University or at Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, which provides information on over 210,000 regularly and irregularly published journals. Ulrich's is a great place to look for more information because it indicates the intended audience and whether a journal publishes peer-reviewed articles.
For information on finding primary sources, please visit our Library Basics research guide.