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EDU 119: Scholarly Resources

This guide is to assist with navigating resources for EDU 119 assignments.


Welcome to the LibGuide for your course! This guide has been created to assist you with research for your course. Please email me if you ever need assistance finding materials.



What are Scholarly Sources?

Scholarly sources are also known as academic or peer-reviewed sources. This means that someone who is an expert on a particular topic or subject writes an article, for example, and other people who are experts on that topic or subject review it and make sure that it is correct. This ensures that information that is scholarly is correct and can be used by students in their papers or projects. Think of it this way-the information has been tested and it passed!

As a student at SPCC, you have free access to scholarly articles and books.

                 Some Hints Regarding Scholarly Articles
Scholarly Non-scholarly
Often very long Often short
Have charts or graphs Colorful pictures
Lots of citations No citations
Written  by an expert Written by a professional or non-professional writer
Title may be really long Written for the general public
Written for people in a specific field Published in a magazine easily found in a drugstore
Published in a journal

Where are Scholarly Resources Located?

SPCC libraries are part of a consortium called NCLIVE. NCLIVE provides access to databases that contain many books and scholarly articles. You may access these books and articles through (opens in a new window), the SPCC Library website (opens in a new window), or by clicking on the Electronic Resources tab at the top of this page!

These databases are easily accessed on and off-campus. When off-campus, you will be asked to provide a user name and password to access a particular database. Type in your Moodle user name and password and you will be ready to research.

Analyzing Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Watch this 2:13 minute video to learn the difference between an academic and non-academic article.

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