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PSY 240 - Northwest - Developmental Psychology: 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.

What is a Scholarly Article?

Sample articles of different types of publications

The following articles are all about the topic of False Memory.

What's the difference between these articles?