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Your instructor may ask you to use only scholarly resources for your paper.

What's the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly (popular) resources?

Databases often have features that help you limit your results to find only Scholarly or Peer Reviewed journals. See the example below from ProQuest Central.



Use the "Narrow results by" feature to limit your search to Peer reviewed or Scholarly Journals.

Use the video to learn more visual tips for identifying the differences between scholarly and popular articles.

From Wayne State University Libraries

Thank you to M.M. Bennett Libraries, St. Petersburg College, FL for allowing us to use content from their LibGuides.