Your instructor said that you cannot use the Internet to find sources for your paper. Instead, you have to use "scholarly journals" and other academic resources from the library. So what does that mean?
Scholarly journals are published by universities, societies, or associations of specialized fields. Scholars in those fields write articles that present the results of original research and experimentation or provide technical or professional information. The articles go through a peer-review evaluation process before being published, during which other scholars in the same field review and provide feedback about the articles' quality, accuracy, relevance to scholarship in the field, validity of research methodology and procedures, and more. You can learn more about the differences between "scholarly" and "popular" sources below.
Ready to start searching for scholarly journal articles? You will find them in our EBSCO and JSTOR databases. Connect to those through the Popular Databases link on the library homepage.