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2 - Text Us
3 - Ask A Librarian (Online Chat)
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Or try Text A Librarian at 716-712-HELP
4 - Book A Librarian
Schedule an individual reference session with a librarian. Get all of your research questions answered and keep your paper
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This guide was created for ENG 111 Classes at Canisius College.
Please feel free to use these resources for your paper and to ask any librarian for more assistance. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 716-888-8404 or make an appointment by using Book-A-Librarian.
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Databases have become more sophisticated and make it easier to determine if a source is scholarly. In most databases, users can filter results by choosing "peer reviewed" or "scholarly articles," usually in the left column of the page. This can take much of the guesswork out of the process; nevertheless, it is still useful to know the differences between scholarly and non-scholarly works. The chart below assumes a physical rather than digital item, but there are also categories that apply to both digital and physical.