What do Scholarly Journal Articles look like?
What do Scholarly Books look like?
Consider these criteria when evaluating your research resources:
Authority --Who is the author? What is their background/expertise?
Publisher information --Is it an academic /university press?
Currency --Is the information up to date? Is more recent research available?
Audience Level --Is the text written for a research audience? University students? General public? What is the tone of the writing? Serious or breezy?
Content Reliability/Accuracy -- is the information presented fact or opinion? Is it referenced? Can it be confirmed by other sources?