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RLST 390BX: Multiculturalism and Religious Literacy (Winter 2024): Is it Scholarly?

Scholarly Sources

Scholarly sources (also referred to as "academic" or "peer-reviewed" sources) are written by experts in a particular academic discipline and serve to keep other scholars in that field up-to-date on the most recent study, research, and news.  Scholarly sources will provide the most substantial information for your research and papers.

The following characteristics can help you differentiate scholarly sources from those that are not (ie. "popular" sources).  Be sure to look at the criteria in each category when making your determination.




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