Q. What is the definition of a scholarly site?
Scholarly information is:
- Content that has been written by experts in the field which is being discussed.
- Written by an author who has education and/or experience with research on the topic.
- Targeted to be read by scholars, professionals or students in the field.
- Cited always with the author's references or bibliography.
Peer-reviewed information is:
- A type of scholarly information which has been reviewed by experts in the field under discussion.
- Often a report of studies and experiments in the field.
- Rarely found on websites.
Scholarly information is different from popular information:
- Because popular information may be written by anyone and is intended for the general public.
- Often popular information does not contain references.
- It is the least reliable type of information.
To find scholarly information:
- Visit the Library's Online Resources page.
- Select a category that has to do with the topic.
- Select a database from the list and use a few keywords to search for the topic.
- Most databases will limit the search to just scholarly articles by checking a box.
One way to find scholarly information online is to search using Google Scholar.
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