Can't tell if your book or journal article is scholarly? Assess the author's authority, the publisher, the availability of references, the content, and the tone of your source by applying the criteria below.
-- Taken from Information Literacy: Foundations of Scientific Process slideshow, which can be accessed HERE.
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Peer-review: Peer-review is the process by which articles are screened by a panel of subject experts and found to meet strict criteria of scholarship. You'll find peer-reviewed articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Peer-review ≈ Scholarly ≈ Juried ≈ Refereed