BK Writing Lab

Scholarly Sources
Paul DiGeorgio, Ph.D.


scholarly source is a source written or created by a scholar.

scholar is an academic specialist in a specific field. 

Typically scholarly sources are written by professionals with advanced degrees.

Often a good scholarly source will be peer-reviewed. 

peer-reviewed source has been fact-checked by experts.

Where to find scholarly sources: research databases and academic journals. 

Examples of sources that are not scholarly and should not be used in your schoolwork: Wikipedia, SparkNotes, Cliffs Notes, Litcharts, Shmoop, Enotes, Gradesaver. 



If you have any questions, send us an email at bkwritinglab@bishopkennyhs.org!


Image Credit: Scholar by Nithinan Tatah from the Noun Project

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