Scholarly sources are available in both print and electronic forms. Traditionally, scholarly sources were books, journal articles, and newspaper articles. Today websites, blogs, podcasts, or videos can be suitable, depending on the subject of study.
Scholarly Source: Scholarly sources are different from news sources because rather than reporting an event, scholarly sources ask and answer questions through some form of analysis. Scholarly sources are written by experts, people who know a lot about their subject. They also refer to other sources in a works cited/references list to show where their information came from originally.
This guide is based on the Information Literacy Tutorial from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Information Literacy Tutorial by Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Based on a guide at guides.library.uwm.edu.