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What is the difference between popular and scholarly writing?

Popular Literature vs. Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Literature: What's the Difference? (Rutgers University Library)

This website outlines the differences between popular and scholarly journals.

What is the difference between primary and secondary sources?

Primary sources vs. Secondary sources (Hartness Library - YouTube)

A helpful video that describes the differences between primary and secondary sources and how they impact academic research.

What is a primary resource? (Princeton)

A brief description of primary and secondary sources, as well as suggested keywords to help with searching.

How do I know if I can trust the information I found on a website?

Evaluating Web Sites: A Checklist (University of Maryland - PDF)

This brief checklist walks you through the criteria for evaluating a web site.



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