Your assignment requires 10 sources appropriate for scholarly writing, 5 from library databases, and 5 you could find with a Google search. In order to find sources appropriate for scholarly writing, you want to ensure the authors have expertise to write on a topic.
How do I know if someone has expertise on a topic?
1. Google them to find out more about them. Look at their education - do they have PhD in the subject, for example? Look at their job - are they a professor in the subject, a librarian/archivist/curator who specializes in the subject or author/artist, a professional writer, for example?
2. Look them up in a library database or GoogleScholar to see what else they've written about the topic. Experts often specialize and you may see numerous publications about the same theme, subject or artist/author.
Which types of sources found in the library databases are appropriate for scholarly writing?
Which types of sources found with a Google search are appropriate for scholarly writing?
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