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CHM140IN-Fund. Organic & Biochemistry: Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Scholarly vs Non-Scholarly Resources

Your instructor may ask you to use only scholarly resources for your paper.

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. 
  • The 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.

Sample articles of different types of publications

The following articles are all about the topic of Chemistry.

What's the difference between these articles?

Scholarly Vs. Popular