For some classes, you will be asked to focus your research on scholarly articles. Scholarly articles (also known as peer-reviewed, refereed, or academic articles) are distinguished by going through the peer review process, in which they are evaluated and given feedback by experts in a field.
How can you tell whether an article is peer-reviewed? See "verifying peer-review" for more information.
Publications can be broken down into three general types: scholarly, popular, & professional (or trade.) For an overview of these publication types, see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/scholarly_articles . (Click on the table below for larger type.)
Rutgers University Libraries. (2016). Journal types: A comparative chart. Retrieved from http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/scholarly_articles#4
For information on video, see the Penn Library Lounge's video "Scholarly & Popular Articles."