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Scholarly Vs. Non-Scholarly
Scholarly resoures undergo review by scholars and experts in that field of study to determine that the article is relevant to scholarship and credible to that field before it is published. Examples of scholarly resources are scientific journals and textbooks.
Non-Scholarly resources are published without being reviewed by an expert. Examples of non-scholarly resources can be popular magaines and newspapers.
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