This guide will help you identify and locate the resources (books, articles, etc.) that you will need for EFL 501. There is also information available on library services, tools, and other web resources to help you write your papers, and more.
Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
What's the different between scholarly and popular sources? Watch this video to find out:
Are All Library Resources Scholarly?
No, not all resources you'll find at the library are scholarly.
In many cases, the books you get from the library and articles you find in the library's research databases are scholarly. These sources have often gone through a traditional editorial or peer review process, which means that someone or some group has checked all the facts and arguments the author made and deemed them suitable for publishing. However, you still have to think about whether the book or article is current, objective, and relevant enough for your research.
The library does subscribe to some non-scholarly publications such as popular magazines like People, Vogue, and Ebony. Some library databases include non-scholarly publications like newspapers and trade magazines as well so no matter where you're searching for information you should always evaluate your sources for their relevancy, currency, objectiveness, authoritativeness, and accuracy.