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Use this guide to find books, articles, databases, and other resources for research in Chemistry.
Take from the Universty at Albany University Libraries
Use this chart to help you determine whether a source is popular or scholarly.

Created by the librarians at UNC-Chapel Hill

Remember: if the article only meets one of these criteria, it is not automatically a scholarly source. It is a culmination of the criteria that make it scholarly.

Primary or Secondary?

Primary - In scientific writing, a primary source is the original research study.

Secondary - Secondary sources are articles that critique, discuss, or analyze a study. 

To help identify the parts of a scholarly article, check out this interactive tutorial created by Andreas Orphanides at NCSU Libraries.