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Academic or scholarly sources
What is an academic or scholarly source?
Authoritative: it identifies the qualifications and expertise of the writer It is
well-cited: academic writing always credits the origins of information and ideas with a reference list It is usually
peer-reviewed or refereed: other academics have read and reviewed the work before publication. It is
objective: an academic source should aim to examine a topic fairly, not ignoring opposing opinions It is
written for academics: university lecturers, students, and professionals in the field.
Are a great way to find
journal articles and these are the best source of academic or scholarly information for your assessments Help you locate
peer reviewed or refereed articles Are
subject specific, so that you get more relevant results Have many options for
You can find the Library's databases on the
page. A-Z Databases
Databases are grouped into subject areas. The
and Business databases will be particularly useful for your study. Accounting, Economics & Finance databases
Business Source Complete database, try searching for the keywords that you came up with in the topic analysis activity
Did you get less results than Primo Search? Being
a business database, the results should be more relevant to your topic. Look at the HTML and PDF links to access the full text of the article.
If you cannot find the full text click on the
button to check if the article is available elsewhere.