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Why do I have to find and properly cite scholarly resources for my research papers in the first place?
Are Books Considered Scholarly Resources?
Are Books Considered Scholarly Publications?
It depends. Just as periodicals can be categorized as academic, scholarly, peer reviewed or popular, books and other "grey literature" research resources are also published with different audiences and purposes. This handout will help you determine if a book or another type of research resource is academic/scholarly in nature.
Periodical Publication Categories
Ulrichsweb(Ulrich's Periodical Directory)is the authoritative source of detailed information on periodicals of all types -- academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world.
Stephen Hawking Cited His Sources and So Should You!
Stephen Hawking was among the most brilliant scientists and scholars of our time. He always cited his sources! Check out the "Publications" list on the official Stephen Hawking website. No matter what your research area is -- the humanities, arts or sciences -- using scholarly resources and citing them properly is key.