Scholarly Sources Online


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Scholarly Sources Online

Most standard sources of information aren't adequate for academic purposes; what you need is the information and in-depth research found only in scholarly sources. Use the sites below to find scholarly sources online that can aid your research or writing.

Insights for Scholarly Sources Online

  • Scholarly sources aren't meant to be easy to read or understand. They are often first-hand sources, or come from people and organizations that deal specifically with your topic of interest.
  • Start by checking out library Web sites. They often have directories and lists of useful online tools and resources. For example, the New York Public Library has a comprehensive directory of librarian-selected and annotated links to sites with information on a variety of topics. 
  • The Online Education Database's article, "Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources," details Google alternatives ranging from the invisible Web to search engines specializing in things like art, government data and transportation.

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