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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: 3 votes (20%)
Secondary: 12 votes (80%)
Tertiary: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 15
An article in the National Catholic Register
Primary: 1 votes (8.33%)
Secondary: 5 votes (41.67%)
Tertiary: 6 votes (50%)
Total Votes: 12
A meme on Pronto
Primary: 1 votes (10%)
Secondary: 3 votes (30%)
Tertiary: 6 votes (60%)
Total Votes: 10
Statistics from the Pew Research Institute
Primary: 8 votes (72.73%)
Secondary: 1 votes (9.09%)
Tertiary: 2 votes (18.18%)
Total Votes: 11
An English translation of Teresa of Avila's "Interior Castle"
Primary: 8 votes (66.67%)
Secondary: 4 votes (33.33%)
Tertiary: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 12
A scholarly journal article about moral issues surrounding biomedical issues
Primary: 8 votes (53.33%)
Secondary: 6 votes (40%)
Tertiary: 1 votes (6.67%)
Total Votes: 15