Apart from academic journal articles, there is a variety of free online business related information that can be considered scholarly and credible. This can include government information, reports and research conducted by professional organisations or think tanks as well as credible media sources.
When searching for information on the internet it is always important to evaluate information by applying the C.R.A.P test (see Website Evaluation Tips) to ensure the resources you find are reliable and authoritative.
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Blogs are typically used by researchers to reach wider audiences. Unlike journal articles, blog content typically utilises a plain English language style instead of discipline-specific jargon and scholarly expression. Blogs can be good sources of information, however the credibility of blogs can vary. This is why it is important to evaluate what you find.
Tip: Use a blog feed reader such as Feedly to view and keep track of the blog posts you've read, all in the one place.