The line between what is considered ‘scholarly’ and ‘non-scholarly’ continues to blur as it is easier to create and share information. And sometimes you need to use a combination of different information types. This means you need to carefully evaluate each source you use. Some questions you may consider in your evaluation include:
You may also consider whether you need to consult a primary versus secondary sources information sources. Specific types of primary and secondary sources vary for different topics, but in general:
In this video from North Carolina State University Libraries, learn more about how to determine if a source is "credible" and what criteria you may use to make your evaluation.