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Spark 001 (Alonso): Scholarly and Non-Scholarly

Library Research Guide for Race & Ethnicity in Film/TV

Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Characteristics

Scholarly Non-Scholarly
can include articles and books can include articles, books, and many other information sources from blogs to government publications
Scholarly articles are also referred to as peer-reviewed or referred articles.  These are a sub-set of scholarly articles. sources that are non-scholarly can still be useful and credible
Scholarly books are often produced by university presses (e.g. California University Press) or other publishers focused on academic literature produced by a variety of individuals and organizations from reputable organizations to self-publishers
include citations, usually extensive (lots!) citations may or may not be included
written by and for faculty, researchers or scholars (research focused) written for a variety of audiences