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Evaluating Sources

This guide will assist you in evaluating sources for their currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose. It also has information on how to distinguish a scholarly source from non-scholarly sources.

This graphic depicts the peer review process, which involves a writer creating a manuscript, the writer submitting that manuscript to a scholarly journal, the journal editors sending the manuscript to the author's peers for review, the author making any edits requested, and then the journal publishing the manuscript, which becomes a peer-reviewed article.

CSUSB John M. Pfau Library. (2020, November 18). Publishing a Scholarly Article. Retrieved from