Answered By: Susan Krall
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2019     Views: 112

Scholarly sources are written by scholars and are published in peer-reviewed academic journals.

Articles published in popular magazine and newspapers (even if the writer is a scholar) are not considered scholarly sources.

Government reports and reports by non-profit organizations are not scholarly sources, but they might still be acceptable to use.

For more information, see our Distinguishing Scholarly from Popular Journals chart.