Many college courses require students to use scholarly or professional/trade articles a sources. Check out the worksheet below for a quick breakdown of the characteristics of these types of sources.
ACTIVITY: Which of the following sources is scholarly, professional, or popular?
Scholarly articles can be intimidating to read and dissect for your college level papers. Use the links below for tips on where to find different pieces of information and how to best approach reading a lengthy peer reviewed, scholarly article.
Finding unbiased resources:
Purpose/Point of view of source
List of resources
Year of publication
Phillips, K., Roles, E., & Thomas, S. IF I APPLY: a New Recipe for Critical Source Evaluation. The Critical Thinking about Sources Cookbook. Association of College and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL. 2020.