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Identifying & Using Scholarly Sources

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

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Hi! I'm Stephanie, your CDU Online Librarian. This guide and training session will help you better understand how to locate and recognize authoritative scholarly resources, along with some helpful tips on how to properly cite them in your papers.

The following topics are included in this instruction.

  • SCHOLARLY resources versus WEB resources
  • Distinguishing between PRIMARY, SECONDARY, & TERTIARY sources.
  • Finding CITATION help.