Scholarly articles are:
in-depth | written by experts | validated with technical language, abstracts, literature reviews, methodologies, tables, graphs, and conclusions | reviewed by experts | given a bibliography
Popular articles are:
brief overviews of topics | written by journalists | easily read by most people | illustrated with colorful photographs or pictures | reviewed by editors | not given a bibliography
provide direct or firsthand evidence of an event or person | creative sources can be primary sources | historical documents | legal documents | statistics | interviews | video recordings | audio recordings | photographs | correspondence including emails and letters
provide a summary, analysis, evaluation, or opinion about primary sources | journal articles | literary criticism | books | films and documentaries
What is plagiarism?
"The act of claiming someone else's work as your own."
Remember: Everything you find has been created by someone else.
Here are some examples of plagiarism:
Failing to cite when you copy and paste
Failing to cite when you reword what someone else has said or written
Failing to cite when you take information from the Web
Reusing a paper that you have written in another course (self-plagiarism)