Answered By: Laura Butler Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016 Views: 586
To determine if something is scholarly, you will have to use your evaluation skills. Visit the Evaluating and Citing Sources section of A Beginner's Guide to Library Research to learn what evaluation criteria you should use when assessing the scholarly value of a source.
If you're still unsure whether a specific resource is scholarly, check with your professor. He/she will be able to shed some light on the topic and maybe even recommend some good authors/journals/books. You can also visit the library's Reference Desk or make an appointment with a librarian, who would be happy to sit down with you and offer tips on researching and evaluating sources.