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HIS 274 - Holocaust (Northwest): Find Articles

This guide is intended as a starting place for research on the Holocaust.

Scholarly vs Non-Scholarly Resources

Your instructor may ask your to use only scholarly resources for your paper.  What's the difference between a scholarly or non-scholarly resource?

Scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources include books and articles published in scholarly journals, encyclopedias, and books.  These sources are reviewed by a panel of experts in that particular field, and are often published by a professional association or a university press.  These experts ensure the information published is credible before accepting it for publication.

Non-Scholarly sources include websites, magazines, newspapers, and books that undergo no expert review prior to publishing.

    Check with your instructor if you plan to use any non-scholarly websites and use the CRAAP test to evaluate them.

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    What are Peer-Reviewed Articles?

    Does your instructor require you to use "peer-reviewed articles"? These are also sometimes called "scholarly" or "academic" articles. Watch the video below from Wayne State University Libraries to find out what to look for.