Scholarly Resources

Determining if an Online Source is Scholarly

Considered Scholarly if...

  • Found on Google Scholar and verified using Ulrich's
    • Ulrich's details whether or not a publication is scholarly or not
  • From an academic institution or other research organization
  • Created by a governmental agency
  • Uses similar structures that are found in research articles

Non-Scholarly Sources may be:

  • Found with a basic google search
  • Blogs, news sites, or social media
  • Authors who do not list their affiliations or credentials
  • Uses colorful, inflammatory, or emotional language