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Credible vs. Scholarly

Credible sources: 

  • Are reliable
  • Are trustworthy
  • Present information based on strong evidence
  • Provide accurate information
  • Limit bias
  • Indicate or provide sources used for information
  • Indicate authorship (individual or organization)
  • Provide date of information, news, viewpoint, etc., presented

Examples can include:  newspaper articles, journal articles, magazine articles, reports, conference papers, etc.


Scholarly sources

One type of credible source.  Scholarly sources are written by experts in the field (meaning they have education, training, and experience in the area or topic at hand), provide a lot of documentation regarding where the information that is presented came from (i.e., they cite a lot of sources), and are evaluated or peer reviewed by other experts in the field. 


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