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Scholarly Sources

Scholarly Sources

What is a Scholarly Source?

College assignments often require that you do research on a topic with which you may be unfamiliar. The information you will encounter during the research process will come from a variety of sources, including digital and print news sources, magazines, books, blogs & personal websites, academic journals, and more. It is often the case that, among other sources of information, you will be asked to use information from scholarly sources in your research. So, what is a scholarly source? 

Use the NVU Libraries Scholarly Sources Research Guide as a tool to help you understand what constitutes a scholarly source, The guide also includes helpful information on the peer-review process.