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Welcome to the Chemistry guide! This guide will help you locate information on Chemistry. Use the tabs on the side to navigate through different sections.

Scholarly vs. Non-scholarly Sources

You will find many different types of sources while doing research. These sources will all fall under one of two categories, scholarly or non-scholarly. In most cases, you should primarily use scholarly sources in academic work. 

  Scholarly Non-scholarly
  • Intended audience is researchers and scholars in the field
  • Cites credible and authoritative sources 
  • Intended for a general audience
  • Typically no citations provided to indicate source of information
  • Peer reviewed journal articles
  • Scholarly books
  • Newspaper and magazine articles
  • Popular books, encyclopedias, textbooks

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