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Books as Scholarly Sources

Is your professor asking you to use peer reviewed sources or scholarly sources?  Do books count?

Maybe.  Maybe not.  Check out this brief explanation from the University of Toronto about books as academic sources.  It provides helpful guidelines for evaluating the scholarliness of the books you find.  

Penfield also has a guide that can help you evaluate your sources, whether they are books, articles, websites, and more.

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Deborah Bauder
Penfield Library