Scholarly sources checklist

Text Version

Is this a scholarly source?

  • Does it contain references?
  • Is it detailed (multiple pages long)?
  • Does it have an argument or conclusion?
  • Is it original research (primary article)?
  • Is it peer reviewed?
  • Does the author have any qualifications?
  • Is subject specific language used?
  • Are graphics included to inform rather than entertain?

If you have answered yes to most these, your source is scholarly.