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How do you know if an article is scholarly?

The best way to tell if a book is a scholarly source is to look at the publisher. If it was published by a university, it went through the same peer-review process as an article. There could be other book publishers that have peer-review so if you are unsure it is best to Google the publisher’s name.

Is New York Times a peer reviewed source?

Here’s an example of a reputable source. Some reputable sources: national newspapers (New York Times; Washington Post); large, popular magazines (Time; Newsweek); scholarly journals (peer-reviewed); and academic books (most of our non-fiction books in Gorgas are written by academics and scholars).

Why are scholarly sources important?

Because of the level of authority and credibility evident in scholarly sources they contribute a great deal to the overall quality of your papers. Use of scholarly sources is an expected attribute of academic course work.

What is the difference between a popular source and a scholarly source?

Scholarly sources — intended for use in support of conducting in-depth research, often containing specialized vocabulary and extensive references to sources. Popular sources — intended for a general audience of readers, they are written typically to entertain, inform, or persuade.