You have probably been asked to find scholarly or peer reviewed sources or articles. Here is an overview of what that means.
In scholarly/peer reviewed articles:
- The author is an expert in the subject
- The content is evaluated by other experts before publication
- All of their information sources are cited
Some databases in the online library contain all scholarly material while others have an option to search for only scholarly/peer reviewed articles. You will usually see an option to limit your search results to Scholarly/Peer Reviewed under Advanced Search or as an option to limit your search results when you are searching in our online databases.
For more info on Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Sources, visit our Research Skills Tutorial page on this topic: http://subjectguides.esc.edu/researchskillstutorial/scholarly