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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: 7 votes (20.59%)
Secondary: 26 votes (76.47%)
Tertiary: 1 votes (2.94%)
Total Votes: 34
An article in the National Catholic Register
Primary: 2 votes (7.41%)
Secondary: 10 votes (37.04%)
Tertiary: 15 votes (55.56%)
Total Votes: 27
A meme on Pronto
Primary: 1 votes (4.17%)
Secondary: 5 votes (20.83%)
Tertiary: 18 votes (75%)
Total Votes: 24
Statistics from the Pew Research Institute
Primary: 19 votes (79.17%)
Secondary: 1 votes (4.17%)
Tertiary: 4 votes (16.67%)
Total Votes: 24
An English translation of Teresa of Avila's "Interior Castle"
Primary: 17 votes (60.71%)
Secondary: 10 votes (35.71%)
Tertiary: 1 votes (3.57%)
Total Votes: 28
A scholarly journal article about moral issues surrounding biomedical issues
Primary: 13 votes (39.39%)
Secondary: 18 votes (54.55%)
Tertiary: 2 votes (6.06%)
Total Votes: 33