If your professor requires you to use scholarly sources, how do you determine whether the information you find comes from scholarly sources or from non-scholarly sources?
The chart below offers a quick comparison between scholarly and non-scholarly sources.
|Source||Scholarly Journal||Trade Publication||Popular Magazine||Newspaper|
|Audience||Academics & Professions||People in the business||General public||General public|
|Authors||Experts or specialists (unpaid)||Staff writers, industry professional, businesses (paid)||Journalists, staff writers, freelance writers (paid)||Journalists, staff writers, freelance writers (paid)|
|Editorial Review||Journal editorial board and peer reviewers (unpaid)||Professional editors (paid)||Professional editors (paid)||Professional editors (paid)|
Adapted from Infographic for Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Article Rubric. Retrieved from http://gardner-webb.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=21798448.