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Identifying & Using Scholarly Sources

Best practices for selecting authoritative scholarly sources for your research needs.

Identifying Sources Exercise

A biography of a Saint
Primary: 5 votes (18.52%)
Secondary: 21 votes (77.78%)
Tertiary: 1 votes (3.7%)
Total Votes: 27
An article in the National Catholic Register
Primary: 1 votes (4.55%)
Secondary: 8 votes (36.36%)
Tertiary: 13 votes (59.09%)
Total Votes: 22
A meme on Pronto
Primary: 1 votes (5.26%)
Secondary: 5 votes (26.32%)
Tertiary: 13 votes (68.42%)
Total Votes: 19
Statistics from the Pew Research Institute
Primary: 15 votes (75%)
Secondary: 1 votes (5%)
Tertiary: 4 votes (20%)
Total Votes: 20
An English translation of Teresa of Avila's "Interior Castle"
Primary: 16 votes (72.73%)
Secondary: 6 votes (27.27%)
Tertiary: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 22
A scholarly journal article about moral issues surrounding biomedical issues
Primary: 12 votes (44.44%)
Secondary: 13 votes (48.15%)
Tertiary: 2 votes (7.41%)
Total Votes: 27