Answered By: Anusha Jebanasam
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2021     Views: 3

Scholarly sources, also referred to as academic, or peer-reviewed sources, are written by experts in a particular field and serve to keep others interested in that field,  up to date on the most recent research, findings, and news. These resources will provide the most substantial information for your research and papers. Please note that there is a difference between scholarly and peer reviewed articles, and while all peer-reviewed articles are scholarly, not all scholarly articles are peer reviewed.   

These academic sources can be either primary or secondary research, and can be presented in a range of formats, including books, articles and websites.

Scholarly sources need to be accurate and based on verifiable facts.  They need to be written by experts or authorities in the field of study, and be objective without bias.  Scholarly sources are generally written for those in a particular discipline or field of study, and they are current and up to date sources, generally written in the last 3-5 years.

Please refer to the links provided especially the Sources of Information link for a range of tutorials and videos on how to identify different types of resources.