When choosing which articles to use for your assignments, you need to do a brief evaluation before you start reading the full article. Today we will
From the Inform your thinking video:
In addition to these ideas from the video take note of a few other things:
Assignments often require a mix of both scholarly and non-scholarly sources. Be sure to meet assignment requirements. Also, think about how you will craft your argument and what evidence exists that will most strongly support that argument. Context is very important.
In academic writing the word scholarly does not just mean academic in nature. The word "scholarly" means peer reviewed. So, when your assignment requires scholarly articles, your teacher is asking for an article that is written by scholars and reviewed by scholars before publication.
Written by Scholars + Reviewed by Scholars = Scholarly (Peer Reviewed)
Scholarly/Peer Reviewed articles:
The structure and requirements of "scholarly" can vary somewhat by discipline and by the type of material being written. However, all scholarly articles are peer reviewed. If in doubt about whether a journal is scholarly, check Ulrichsweb or look up the website of the journal. Try the journal website's "about" section or the section with info about author submissions. Scholarly journal websites should also provides the names of reviewers on the editorial board.
Scholarly books are usually published by university presses. However, other presses also publish scholarly books. Check the publisher's website for information about the review process. Scholarly books will have in-text citations and some type of reference list such as notes, works cited, etc. They frequently have an index.