Instructors may ask you to use research from scholarly or "academic" journals. Articles in these journals are written by the researchers themselves and present in-depth, original research in a specific field of study. These articles have been reviewed by other scholars to ensure their validity and quality. This is why they are also called "peer-reviewed."
Scholarly articles differ from more popular articles available in magazines and newspapers. If you are unsure whether a publication is popular or scholarly, click the link below:
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Google's site command will narrow your search results to specific types of websites. Just type site:[domain name] after your keywords.
Example: "water infrastructure" and flint site:.gov
1. Who wrote the page? Are they qualified?
2. Is the info accurate?
3. Is the info biased? Are they selling something?
4. Is the info current?
5. Is the info supported? cited? bibliography?