When you find a source, ask yourself the questions below to make sure it's good to use in your project.
Characteristics of a scholarly source
Often, an assignment will require the use of "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" sources. Most databases let you select only scholarly (or peer reviewed) journals. In addition to that, look for the following characteristics:
Communicate the results of research in the field of study covered by the journal.
Reflect a systematic and thorough study of a single topic.
Summarize the current state of knowledge on a topic by reviewing other scholarly research.