Not all journals are created equal, and not all will be appropriate for every research need. Here are some characteristics of scholarly journals:
For more information and additional characteristics, see Types of Periodicals.
Books are rarely peer-reviewed, which can make it more challenging to determine scholarly status. However, the following are common characteristics of scholarly books:
This guide has been developed as a general introduction to resources for English 105, Academic Writing taught by Dr Carl Peters. It is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but rather a starting point from which you can begin your research according to your information needs.
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